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Intrauterine Devices and Their Complications

  • David A. Edelman
  • Gary S. Berger
  • Louis Keith

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-1
  2. David A. Edelman, Gary S. Berger, Louis Keith
    Pages 2-27
  3. David A. Edelman, Gary S. Berger, Louis Keith
    Pages 28-53
  4. David A. Edelman, Gary S. Berger, Louis Keith
    Pages 54-91
  5. David A. Edelman, Gary S. Berger, Louis Keith
    Pages 92-137
  6. David A. Edelman, Gary S. Berger, Louis Keith
    Pages 138-157
  7. David A. Edelman, Gary S. Berger, Louis Keith
    Pages 158-170
  8. David A. Edelman, Gary S. Berger, Louis Keith
    Pages 172-193
  9. David A. Edelman, Gary S. Berger, Louis Keith
    Pages 194-221
  10. David A. Edelman, Gary S. Berger, Louis Keith
    Pages 222-230
  11. David A. Edelman, Gary S. Berger, Louis Keith
    Pages 232-240
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 241-263

About this book

Introduction

In Memoriam xiii Preface xvii Chapter 1 Development, Mechanisms of Action and Evaluation of IUD Performance 2 Chapter 2 IUD Insertion 28 Chapter 3 Uterine Perforation 54 Chapter 4 Pelvic Inflammatory Disease 92 Chapter 5 Bleeding 138 Chapter 6 Cervical and Uterine Pathology 158 Chapter 7 Intrauterine Pregnancy 172 Chapter 8 Ectopic Pregnancy 194 Chapter 9 Return to Fertility after IUD Discontinuation 222 Chapter 10 IUD Complications in Perspective 232 Appendices 243 Index 253 Foreword Ever since Hippocrates observed that foreign bodies placed in the uterus would help to prevent pregnan­ cy, periodic interest in this information and its use has resulted in attempts to control unwanted fertil­ ity. Prior to the 1900s, this interest was somewhat episodic. Because of anxiety about infection, early attempts flourished only briefly and then were no more. In the twentieth century, however, as a result of renewed interest in intrauterine contraception, particularly in the developing countries, a number of individuals throughout the world began experiment­ ing with a variety of new intrauterine devices. Since then, a great number of these devices have been studied; a few have survived careful scrutiny, and IUDs now represent the second most commonly used form of medical contraception. It is estimated that approximately 15 million devices are in use at the present time, 3 to 4 million of them in the United States.

Keywords

complication complications development evaluation fertility inflammation pathology pregnancy

Authors and affiliations

  • David A. Edelman
    • 1
  • Gary S. Berger
    • 2
  • Louis Keith
    • 3
  1. 1.International Fertility Research Program, Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillUSA
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillUSA
  3. 3.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyNorthwestern University Medical School and Prentice Women’s Hospital and Maternity CenterChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-0724-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Science + Business Media B.V. 1979
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-015-0219-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-0724-0
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