Levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system: uses and controversies

  title={Levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system: uses and controversies},
  author={L. Bahamondes and M. V. Bahamondes and I. Monteiro},
  journal={Expert Review of Medical Devices},
  pages={437 - 445}
  • L. Bahamondes, M. V. Bahamondes, I. Monteiro
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Expert Review of Medical Devices
  • This article provides a perspective on the use of the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system as a contraceptive method and as therapy in different situations, as well as presenting the corresponding controversies and unresolved issues. All studies have reported high contraceptive efficacy, an improvement in menstrual blood loss in women with idiopathic menorrhagia, menorrhagia due to thrombophilic diseases and fibroids, and excellent endometrial protection during postmenopausal estrogen… CONTINUE READING
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