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intrauterine device

n. Abbr. IUD
A usually T-shaped device that is inserted into the uterus to prevent pregnancy, often wrapped in copper or containing a progestin.

intrauterine device

n
(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) a metal or plastic device, in the shape of a loop, coil, or ring, inserted into the uterus to prevent conception. Abbreviation: IUD

intrau′terine device`


n.
any of various contrivances, as a loop or coil, for insertion into the uterus as a contraceptive.
Abbr.: IUD
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.intrauterine device - contraceptive device consisting of a piece of bent plastic or metal that is inserted through the vagina into the uterus
loop - an intrauterine device in the shape of a loop
Translations
dispositif intra-utérinDIUstérilet
gimdos ertmės pesaras
antikoncepčné vnútromaternicové teliesko

intrauterine device

IUD

(ˌai juː ˈdiː) noun (abbreviation)
intrauterine device; a plastic or metal contraceptive used by women.
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Mechanisms of the contraceptive action of hormonal methods and intrauterine devices (IUDs).
Protective effect of intrauterine release of levonorgestrel on pelvic infection: three years' coroparative experience of levonorgestrel- and copper-releasing intrauterine devices.
Endometrial morphology during long-term use of levonor gestrel-releasing intrauterine devices.
Cardiac patients are unique considering they cannot be given conventional drugs like oral contraceptive pills and IUCD insertion is limited in certain structural heart disease but for most of cardiac lesions intrauterine devices are in MEC 1 or 2 making them a safe choice3.
Of all the available birth control methods, intrauterine devices (IUD) are felt by many to be the near-ideal form of contraception, and are recommended by advocacy groups, physicians, and gynecological organizations worldwide.
Complete and partial uterine perforation and embedding following insertion of intrauterine devices.
The levonorgestrel intrauterine devices (LNG-IUDs), including the levonorgestrel intrauterine systems Mirena, Liletta, Skyla, and Kyleena, and the etonogestrel implant (Nexplanon) are among the most effective contraceptives available for women.
As a result, intrauterine devices cause the formation of "biologic foam" within the uterine cavity, which has a toxic effect on sperm and ova and impairs implantation.
The study found that since Planned Parenthood's exclusion, 35 percent fewer claims were made for long-acting, reversible contraception, such as implants and intrauterine devices, and 31 percent fewer claims were made for injectable contraceptives.
Total quantity or scope: Lot 1 Community Based Clinical Sexual Health Services for Women and Young People (patients registered with GP practices) Provision of intrauterine devices and systems (IUD/S) this is jointly commissioned by Leicester City Council and Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
Intrauterine devices (IUDs) remain highly effective, reversible family planning methods in developing countries.
Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are contraceptive medical implants used to prevent pregnancies for a long period of time.

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