A multicenter study of the clinical performance of the Ortho Gyne-T380 Slimline intrauterine device in routine use in general practice and family planning clinics

UK Family Planning Research Network, V. ANNANDALE, A.M. BARNETT, J. BLAND, R. A. BRADBURY, E. BRIGGS, D. R. BROMHAM, G. C. CARDY, Chairman , J. D. CLARK, M. L. COX, D. A. CRAGGS, J. DEWSBURY, B. HANSON, J. P. LAWSON, R. LINCOLN, A. MAIN, E. MAYALL, R. OWEN, David Rosser PHILLIPSS. RANDALL, S. RECHARDSON, S. ROWLANS, J. RUMSEY, C. SMITH, J. TATTERSALL, A. TAYLOR, A. THOMAS, C. WATSON, E. M. WATT

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Abstract

In a multiclinic use-effectiveness study, 505 parous women were fitted with an Ortho Gyne-T380 Slimline intrauterine device (IUD). Gross cumulative event rates, calculated by the Tietze-Potter life-table method, show the device to have a very low pregnancy rate and a low expulsion rate. The rate of removal following complaints of bleeding and/or pain was high. The incidence of infection was low and more likely to occur among younger users. The older parous women were more likely to have a satisfactory experience of IUD use than younger users. In accordance with current advice, and following a full discussion with the client, long-term use of the device beyond the manufacturer's recommended time period will continue among satisfied users.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59 - 64
Number of pages6
JournalAdvances in Contraception
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1993
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Family Planning
  • Pregnancy Rate
  • Parous Woman
  • Current Advice
  • Expulsion Rate

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