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Fincoid--a new copper IUD: a preliminary report.

Authors
  • Hirvonen, E
  • Kaivola, S
  • Timonen, H
Type
Published Article
Journal
Contraceptive delivery systems
Publication Date
Apr 01, 1982
Volume
3
Issue
2
Pages
83–89
Identifiers
PMID: 12338174
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Fincoid, a new copper IUD, was tested on a single clinic basis in a preliminary series of 956 1st insertions and 10,015 woman-months of use with an individual follow-up of 12 months. 458 (48%) of the women were nulliparous and 498 (52%) were parous. About 1/3 of the women had previously discontinued the use of other types of IUDs (mostly copper) because of side effects. The 1st segment of net cumulative rates for the whole series were: pregnancy 1.1, expulsion 4.7, removal for bleeding and/or pain 7.6 and removal for infection 0.8. The continuation rate was 78.9 and the percentage lost to follow-up was 2.8%. The parous group had a higher continuation rate (81) than the nulliparous group (76). Rates for pregnancy, expulsion, and infection in the nulliparous group were about 2-fold the corresponding rates of the parous group. There was no difference in the removal rate for bleeding and/or pain between the 2 parity groups. The results of the study show that the Fincoid is a valid method of intrauterine contraception.

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