Medicated intrauterine devices for contraception and their therapeutic effects

@article{Luukkainen2006MedicatedID,
  title={Medicated intrauterine devices for contraception and their therapeutic effects},
  author={Tapani Luukkainen and P{\"a}ivi I. Pakarinen},
  journal={Expert Review of Obstetrics \& Gynecology},
  year={2006},
  volume={1},
  pages={195-202}
}
There is currently one medicated intrauterine device on the market for clinical use; Mirena®, which releases levonorgestel. Mirena has widely replaced Progestasert®, which released progesterone. The levonorgestel released by Mirena into the uterine cavity not only increases the contraceptive efficacy of the intrauterine device but also has many beneficial effects on women’s health. This article reviews the contraceptive efficacy of this medicated intrauterine device, the health effects of… 
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