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Low-Dose Levonorgestrel IUDs Highly Effective Even After 3 Years of Use

Low-dose levonorgestrel IUDs are safe and effective in preventing pregnancy,and their use could be expanded among women who have not yet had children.


Blame autocorrect for misinformation related to an IUD, or intrauterine device.

New research highlights a way to reduce the rate of unintended pregnancies, but it requires two changes to current policy.

Another option for long-term reversible contraception has been approved, but this one will be available to many public health clinics as well.

Hormonal intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants effectively prevent pregnancy at least 1 year beyond their approved duration of use.

Opioid use in women of reproductive age should be better monitored, and physicians should be more judicious in their prescribing, says a CDC report.

A history of hormonal contraceptive use in younger women for 5 years or more was found to be associated with a possible increased risk of glioma.

A meta-analysis shows use of hormonal contraception, compared with nonhormonal or no contraception, ups the risk of HIV infection in sub-Saharan Africa.


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