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Comparing and Contrasting Female Contraception Methods: Intrauterine Devices (IUDs) by Krystal Plonski Posted Wed 29 Feb 2012 2:37pm Contraception is a huge issue for females, whether politically or religiously charged, there is going to be some debate, dispute, and disagreement among many different groups. This post is not to delve into those realms of contraception (although, if you want to have a mature & private discussion, feel free to email me), but to provi ... Read on »
The IUD 4 U! (An intro to the Intrauterine Device) by Dr Nicoll Posted Fri 25 Jun 2010 7:05pm I think it’s time to introduce you, faithful reader, to the best contraceptive you’ve probably never used.  Yet.      An intrauterine device (IUD) is a small, flexible, “T”-shaped piece of plastic which is inserted into a woman’s uterus. Its job there is to prevent pregnancy. IUD’s are a very popular method of birth control throughout the w ... Read on »
IUDs Not Approved by the FDA implanted in over 400 patients by OB-GYN Associates in Rhode Island and Massachusetts by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 28 Jun 2010 6:39pm This will be interesting to follow up and see what arises when they are done as the IUDs were purchased at half the cost of what ones here in the US cost; however they are approved for use outside the US, so this is not a product that has not been reviewed and there appears to be no real danger. What is interesting is the billing aspect o ... Read on »
History of the IUD by findingeve Patient Expert Posted Thu 09 Apr 2009 7:14pm Speaking of Dr. Ernst Gräfenberg, let’s talk about intrauterine devices (IUDs) since Dr. G is recognized as the first developer of the modern IUD.  IUDs, in a crude sense, have existed for an untold number of years.  Women and men have inserted various implements into human and animal uteri to prevent pregnancy for many years.  Forerunners to ... Read on »
IUD Works for Emergency Birth Control by Medline Plus Posted Fri 06 Aug 2010 1:21pm Friday, August 6, 2010    By Genevra Pittman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A copper intrauterine device was 100 percent effective at emergency contraception in a study of almost 2000 Chinese women who had the device implanted up to 5 days after unprotected sex. ... Read on »
FDA Cautions Against Using Unapproved IUDs by FDA Posted Wed 21 Jul 2010 10:08am Printer-friendly PDF (397 KB) Federal health officials are warning medical practitioners around the country not to use unapproved intrauterine devices (IUDs). In a July 22 letter, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reminds health professionals that using unapproved IUDs raises concerns about effe ... Read on »
History of the IUD by findingeve Patient Expert Posted Sat 13 Jun 2009 12:12am Speaking of Dr. Ernst Gräfenberg, let’s talk about intrauterine devices (IUDs) since Dr. G is recognized as the first developer of the modern IUD.  IUDs, in a crude sense, have existed for an untold number of years.  Women and men have inserted various implements into human and animal uteri to prevent pregnancy for many years.  Forerunners to ... Read on »
Make IUDs and implants more affordable and accessible for teens by Liz S. Facebook Posted Mon 24 Sep 2012 10:02pm 2/365 teenage pregnancy (Photo credit: shingleback) New recommendations from the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) encourage use of Intrauterine devices (IUDs) or implantable birth control as a first-line option for sexually active teens. These are the most effective reversible contraceptives for preventing unintend ... Read on »
Most Women Misunderstand IUD Birth Control by Medline Plus Posted Thu 21 Feb 2013 4:29pm In a new survey, most women had inaccurate perceptions about the safety and effectiveness of intrauterine devices (IUDs) in preventing pregnancy, say U.S. researchers, who urge doctors to talk more about the benefits of the devices. Source: Reuters Health Related MedlinePlus Page: Birth Control Read on »
Bayer Buys Conceptus Contraception Device Company for Around a Billion by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 30 Apr 2013 2:13am You may or may not have heard of the product but it is a device that functions like having one’s tubes tied to prevent an egg from traveling via the fallopian tubes except the procedure can be performed in the doctor’s office and it is a permanent solution.  Essure is the name of the product and it has been around for while.  This was a bidding ... Read on »