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User satisfaction with a levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS): data from an international survey.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19929641     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: To identify the characteristics of an international population of women using the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) and their experiences with this contraceptive. METHODS: Women who had used the LNG-IUS for six months or more completed a standardised questionnaire on reasons for use, user satisfaction and other aspects. RESULTS: A total of 8680 questionnaires were completed by survey participants in 18 countries across Europe and the Near East. The average woman using the LNG-IUS was 38 years old, was married or lived with her partner, and had two children. Overall, 95% of patients were satisfied with the LNG-IUS; the percentage rose to 99% among those using their second LNG-IUS. Reasons mentioned for using the LNG-IUS included the need for contraception (68%), its high efficacy (59%) and the shorter/lighter menstrual bleeding (55%). Of the women with prior bleeding problems, 93% reported an improvement in their symptoms with the LNG-IUS. Participants also rated the reliability, tolerability and convenience of the method highly. CONCLUSIONS: This survey provides insight into the profiles of LNG-IUS users. High levels of satisfaction with this method of contraception were reported by both first and second-time users. Our data suggest that the LNG-IUS is well accepted and that it provides considerable benefits beyond contraception alone.
Thomas R??mer; Doris Linsberger
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The European journal of contraception & reproductive health care : the official journal of the European Society of Contraception     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1473-0782     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care     Publication Date:  2009 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-25     Completed Date:  2010-02-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9712127     Medline TA:  Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  391-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Evangelisches Krankenhaus K??ln-Weyertal GmbH, K??ln, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Administration, Intravaginal
Contraception / psychology,  statistics & numerical data*
Contraceptive Agents, Female / administration & dosage*,  adverse effects
Delayed-Action Preparations / administration & dosage
Europe / epidemiology
Intrauterine Devices, Medicated / statistics & numerical data*
Levonorgestrel / administration & dosage*,  adverse effects
Patient Compliance / statistics & numerical data
Patient Satisfaction / statistics & numerical data*
Women's Health
Young Adult
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contraceptive Agents, Female; 0/Delayed-Action Preparations; 797-63-7/Levonorgestrel

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