IUDs

IUD Issues: Zero in with ultrasound
IUD Issues: Zero in with ultrasoundPelvic sonography, especially transvaginal 3D imaging, is critical for identifying malpositioned and embedded IUDs.
Safe contraception for women with medical conditionsObesity, headaches, PID among conditions that warrant special consideration.
Contraception guidelines for adolescents
Contraception guidelines for adolescentsTeenaged pregnancy rates in the United States continue to be among the highest in the industrialized nations.
Don't misuse misosprostol prior to inserting IUD (VIDEO)Vaginal misoprostol applied prior to intrauterine device (IUD) insertion does not make the procedure go any easier or lessen the patient’s pain, a Dutch study shows. And because the drug has side-effects, the research team suggests it probably shouldn’t be used at all for this purpose. Video provided by The Doctor's Channel.
ACOG guidelines at a glance
ACOG guidelines at a glanceA commentary on ACOG Practice Bulletin Number 133: Benefits and risks of sterilization
IUDs and dysmenorrhea
IUDs and dysmenorrheaDespite several studies indicating that women with copper IUDs suffer from worse dysmenorrhea than those who don’t have the device, a recent study published on April 11, 2013, in Human Reproduction indicates that this may not be entirely accurate.
Emergency contraception updateIn the nearly 40 years since the Yuzpe method was first described, options for emergency contraception—including over-the-counter availability—have expanded. Yet misunderstandings about these methods still exist.
Leveraging long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs)
Leveraging long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs)Long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) are not only highly effective, they are appropriate under a variety of conditions. Here, the authors present 3 scenarios in which patients would benefit from LARC methods.