The small frameless IUD does not significantly increase menstrual blood loss (MBL)

The impact on MBL with copper IUDs can be minimized by reducing the surface area of the foreign body. Reduction of MBL, without causing amenorrhea, can be obtained by adding levonorgestrel. The small frameless GyneFix IUD minimizes the impact on MBL.

“Maximum comfort during prolonged IUD use and a high continuation rate is achieved by using an IUD of which the greatest transverse dimension of the IUD is equal or slightly in excess of the fundal transverse dimension” (H. Hasson). These geometric relationships pro­mote IUD retention and stability while minimizing endome­trial/myometrial trauma.

Size and shape are important considerations doctors should make prior to selecting an IUD.

Courtesy of Dr Sohela Jandi and Dr Kilian Nolte

The aim of our research is to maximize continuation of use of the intrauterine device (IUD) by minimizing side effects in order to reduce unintended pregnancies. Many IUD designs and shapes are a direct result of clinicians efforts to improve the performance of IUDs and reduce the overall level of their side effects. The IUD-cavity relationship and the tolerability of the device is paramount to achieving this aim.

The Ideal Cycle
The Ideal Cycle

Research

Postpartum IUD

Postpartum IUD

Immediate postpartum insertion of an IUD has many advantages.

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Frameless IUD

Frameless IUD

Frameless copper IUDs are designed to optimize intrauterine contraception The uterine cavity width is the most important parameter related to IUD performance and the occurrence of side-effects. The average width in yo...

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