Factors affecting the spontaneous expulsion of the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system.

@article{Youm2014FactorsAT,
  title={Factors affecting the spontaneous expulsion of the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system.},
  author={Jina Youm and Hyun Ju Lee and Seul Ki Kim and Hoon Kim and Byung Chul Jee},
  journal={International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics},
  year={2014},
  volume={126 2},
  pages={165-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To estimate the incidence of, and identify risk factors for, spontaneous expulsion of the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS). METHODS Pre-insertion characteristics for 481 women who received the LNG-IUS at a single institution in the Republic of Korea between 2003 and 2011 were analyzed retrospectively. The median duration of follow-up was 13.4 months. Kaplan-Meier plots were constructed to estimate the time to occurrence of spontaneous expulsion in multiple… CONTINUE READING