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|Abstract:||Objective: To evaluate the initial safety and effectiveness of the intrauterine ball (IUB), a copper intrauterine device that, upon insertion in the uterus, takes a three-dimensional spherical form. Study Design: Fifteen women were followed for 1 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 after insertion) for a reason not related to the device. There were no perforations, expulsions, malpositions 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.|
|Citation:||Baram, I, Weinstein, A, Trussell, J. (2014). The IUB, a newly invented IUD: a brief report. Contraception, 89 (139 - 141). doi:10.1016/j.contraception.2013.10.017|
|Pages:||139 - 141|
|Type of Material:||Journal Article|
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