The Levonorgestrel Intrauterine System: Reasons to Expand Access to the Public Sector of Africa

The contraceptive known as the levonorgestrel intrauterine system (LNG IUS) was developed in the 1970s. The product releases small amounts of progestin into the uterus and improves contraceptive action compared with earlier inert plastic devices. The first commercialized LNG IUS set a high standard for future contraceptive development. Relative to other… CONTINUE READING