Management of pain associated with the insertion of intrauterine contraceptives

  title={Management of pain associated with the insertion of intrauterine contraceptives},
  author={Kristina Gemzell-Danielsson and Diana J Mansour and Christian Fiala and A Kaunitz and Luis Bahamondes},
  booktitle={Human reproduction update},
BACKGROUND Most intrauterine contraception (IUC) placements do not require pain relief. However, small proportions of nulliparous (∼17%) and parous (∼11%) women experience substantial pain that needs to be proactively managed. This review critically evaluates the evidence for pain management strategies, formulates evidence-based recommendations and identifies data gaps and areas for further research. METHODS A PubMed literature search was undertaken. Relevant articles on management of pain… CONTINUE READING


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