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16 March 2011

IUDs often malpositioned

Intrauterine device (IUD) failures are rare, but when pregnancies do occur it's usually because the device was not properly positioned or disappeared completely, research shows.

Intrauterine device (IUD) failures are rare, but when pregnancies do occur it's usually because the device was not properly positioned or had disappeared completely, according to a new study.

As reported online in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, there were 31 intrauterine pregnancies and three ectopic pregnancies. Locations were unknown in eight.

 
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