• Materials Science
  • Published 2004

Original research article The reliability of the anchoring concept for suspension of bioactive substances in the human uterus evaluated by measuring the removal force: results after long-term use

@inproceedings{Batr2004OriginalRA,
  title={Original research article The reliability of the anchoring concept for suspension of bioactive substances in the human uterus evaluated by measuring the removal force: results after long-term use},
  author={Istv{\'a}n Bat{\'a}r and Dirk A Wildemeersch},
  year={2004}
}
Objective: The objective of the present study is to report on the force needed to remove the implanted GyneFix intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD) from the uterine cavity. This study is the first long-term study on the retrieval of the anchored IUD. Study design: A two-center, noncomparative study to measure the force needed to remove the IUD in 251 women. A dynamometer (Pesola, Switzerland) was used to measure the removal force in newtons. Results: The results of this study show a mean… CONTINUE READING