Postplacental or delayed insertion of the levonorgestrel intrauterine device after vaginal delivery: a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Chen2010PostplacentalOD,
  title={Postplacental or delayed insertion of the levonorgestrel intrauterine device after vaginal delivery: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Beatrice A. Chen and Matthew F Reeves and Jennifer L Hayes and Heather Lyn Hohmann and Lisa K Perriera and Mitchell D Creinin},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2010},
  volume={116 5},
  pages={1079-87}
}
OBJECTIVE To estimate whether 6-month use of the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device (IUD) would be higher when insertion occurred within 10 minutes of placental delivery compared with 6-8 weeks postpartum. METHODS We enrolled pregnant women planning vaginal deliveries and desiring a postpartum levonorgestrel-releasing IUD. Patients were randomly assigned when admitted in labor to postplacental or delayed IUD insertion. The women followed up in person at 6-8 weeks and 6 months and… CONTINUE READING