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The IUB (Intrauterine Ball), a Newly Invented IUD: a Brief Report

Author(s): Baram, I.; Trussell, James

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Abstract: OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the initial safety and effectiveness of the Intrauterine Ball, a copper intrauterine device which upon insertion in the uterus takes a three dimensional spherical form. STUDY DESIGN: Fifteen women were followed for one year, with follow-up visits at 1, 3, 6, 9, and 12 months. RESULTS: The physician reported that all devices were very easy to insert. One subject discontinued before the 6 month visit (at 119 days post insertion) for a reason not related to the device. There were no perforations, expulsions, mal-positions or complications, or pregnancies. CONCLUSION: No safety or efficacy concerns were raised. IMPLICATIONS: Due to its form and deployment process the IUB™ is expected to ease insertion and reduce perforation, malposition and expulsion rates and may also reduce dysmenorrhea and menorrhagia.
Publication Date: 2014
Citation: Baram, I, Trussell, J. (2014). The IUB (Intrauterine Ball), a Newly Invented IUD: a Brief Report. Contraception, 89 (139 - 141). doi:10.1016/j.contraception.2013.10.017
DOI: doi:10.1016/j.contraception.2013.10.017
ISSN: 0010-7824
Pages: 139 - 141
Type of Material: Journal Article
Journal/Proceeding Title: Contraception
Version: Author's manuscript

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