[The problem of contamination of copper bearing intrauterine devices (author's transl)].


Bacterial contamination of copper IUDs was studied in 52 IUDs removed under sterile conditions, from 4 groups of patients: IUD change after 2-3 years of use (18 patients); 1st trimester intrauterine pregnancy with IUD in situ (13 patients); pelvic inflammation (16 patients); and cervical displacement of the IUD (5 patients). IUDs involved were the copper-T… (More)


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