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Uterine perforation and use of the Multiload IUD.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2596364     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The English language literature on IUDs was reviewed to evaluate the uterine perforation rate associated with use of the Multiload. No reports of cervical perforation were found, and the uterine perforation rate was 0.12/1000 insertions compared to a rate of 0.68/1000 insertions for other copper-bearing IUDs. This lower rate may reflect an under-reporting of uterine perforations in the medical literature, or may represent a truly lower perforation rate due to factors related to the Multiload design and/or its insertion technique.
W A Van Os; D A Edelman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Advances in contraception : the official journal of the Society for the Advancement of Contraception     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0267-4874     ISO Abbreviation:  Adv Contracept     Publication Date:  1989 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-01-25     Completed Date:  1990-01-25     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8607435     Medline TA:  Adv Contracept     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  121-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Elisabeth Gasthuis, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Haarlem, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Intrauterine Devices, Copper / adverse effects
Uterine Perforation / epidemiology*
Uterine Rupture / epidemiology*

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