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.
Despite 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.
In 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.
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.