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Obstetrics & Gynecology:
doi: 10.1097/AOG.0b013e318183464e
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Using an Intrauterine Device in Immunocompromised Women

Browne, Hyacinth MD1; Manipalviratn, Somjate MD1; Armstrong, Alicia MD, MHSCR1

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Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are a viable treatment option for immunocompromised women who need contraception or menses suppression. They may also be an alternative treatment for women who have a contraindication to estrogen use. A review of the literature on IUD use in this population is sparse, but currently available data suggest that immunocompromised women are not at greater risk of developing pelvic infections.

© 2008 The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists


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