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Levonorgestrel Intrauterine System Insertion

  • John L. Bucek
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Abstract

The Levonorgestrel-Releasing Intrauterine System (LNG IUS) is a safe, effective form of contraception. The number of women choosing an Intrauterine Device (IUD) as their form of contraception is increasing in the United States due to the fact that the LNG IUS is one of the least expensive, safest, and most effective methods of reversible contraception.

Keywords

Sexually Transmit Infection Contraceptive Method Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Uterine Cavity Urine Pregnancy Test 
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Additional Resources Books

  1. World Health Organization. Medical eligibility criteria for contraceptive use, 3rd edn. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization, 2004.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Somerset Medical CenterSomerset Family Medicine Residency ProgramSomervilleUSA

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