Mechanism of action of intrauterine contraceptive devices and its relation to informed consent.

@article{Spinnato1997MechanismOA,
  title={Mechanism of action of intrauterine contraceptive devices and its relation to informed consent.},
  author={Joseph A. Spinnato},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1997},
  volume={176 3},
  pages={503-6}
}
The purposes of this review are to evaluate the available evidence for the mechanisms of action of copper-impregnated intrauterine contraceptive devices and to describe the informed consent consequences of those mechanisms. The medical literature was reviewed with the use of the Bioethics and Medline databases (1966 to present). Reports that supported or refuted the two major postulated mechanisms (interference with implantation of the fertilized ovum or spermicidal inhibition of fertilization… CONTINUE READING

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