The antifertility effect and improved tolerance of copper bearing hydrogel coated intrauterine devices in rabbits.

Abstract

Polyethylene IUDs covered with hydrogel over copper wire were tested in 20 New Zealand white rabbits. None of the rabbits with copper-bearing hydrogel-coated IUDs became pregnant as compared with 86.6% of the sham-operated controls and 38.5% of those with only hydrogel-coated IUDs. 50% of the hydrogel-coated IUDs with copper were expelled; no… (More)

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