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Article: A pilot study on the acceptability of levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device by young, single, nulliparous Chinese females following surgical abortion

TitleA pilot study on the acceptability of levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device by young, single, nulliparous Chinese females following surgical abortion
Authors
Issue Date2004
PublisherElsevier Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/contraception
Citation
Contraception, 2004, v. 69 n. 3, p. 247-250 How to Cite?
AbstractThis study investigated the acceptability of the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device (LNG-IUS) as contraception among young, single women after termination of pregnancy. Twenty subjects, with a median age of 21 years, had LNG-IUS inserted immediately after suction termination of first-trimester pregnancy. The subjects were followed-up at 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months and 12 months. Fifteen subjects (75%) had other pregnancies terminated in the past. There were no serious complications or pregnancies. The acceptability of the LNG-IUS was generally above 86% during each follow-up visit. A total of seven (35%) subjects were lost to follow-up at different periods of the study. Overall, four subjects (22%) had the LNG-IUS removed. Nine subjects were seen at the end of the 1-year study period and all continued with the LNG-IUS for contraception. Side effects were commonly observed and irregular vaginal bleeding was the most common. We conclude that the LNG-IUS may be an acceptable method among selective young, single, nulliparous clients after termination of pregnancy and could be offered as an option of contraception to them. However, the small sample size and the high lost-to-follow-up rate are the major limitations of this study.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/224738
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.788
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.557

 

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dc.contributor.authorLi, CFI-
dc.contributor.authorLee, SSN-
dc.contributor.authorPun, TC-
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-13T08:44:04Z-
dc.date.available2016-04-13T08:44:04Z-
dc.date.issued2004-
dc.identifier.citationContraception, 2004, v. 69 n. 3, p. 247-250-
dc.identifier.issn0010-7824-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/224738-
dc.description.abstractThis study investigated the acceptability of the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device (LNG-IUS) as contraception among young, single women after termination of pregnancy. Twenty subjects, with a median age of 21 years, had LNG-IUS inserted immediately after suction termination of first-trimester pregnancy. The subjects were followed-up at 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months and 12 months. Fifteen subjects (75%) had other pregnancies terminated in the past. There were no serious complications or pregnancies. The acceptability of the LNG-IUS was generally above 86% during each follow-up visit. A total of seven (35%) subjects were lost to follow-up at different periods of the study. Overall, four subjects (22%) had the LNG-IUS removed. Nine subjects were seen at the end of the 1-year study period and all continued with the LNG-IUS for contraception. Side effects were commonly observed and irregular vaginal bleeding was the most common. We conclude that the LNG-IUS may be an acceptable method among selective young, single, nulliparous clients after termination of pregnancy and could be offered as an option of contraception to them. However, the small sample size and the high lost-to-follow-up rate are the major limitations of this study.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherElsevier Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/contraception-
dc.relation.ispartofContraception-
dc.subject.meshAbortion, Induced-
dc.subject.meshContraceptive Agents, Female - administration & dosage - adverse effects-
dc.subject.meshIntrauterine Devices, Medicated - adverse effects - utilization-
dc.subject.meshLevonorgestrel - administration & dosage/adverse effects-
dc.subject.meshPatient Acceptance of Health Care - statistics & numerical data-
dc.titleA pilot study on the acceptability of levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device by young, single, nulliparous Chinese females following surgical abortion-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailLi, CFI: licfi@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailPun, TC: puntc@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.contraception.2003.10.008-
dc.identifier.pmid14969674-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-1242283930-
dc.identifier.hkuros89046-
dc.identifier.volume69-
dc.identifier.issue3-
dc.identifier.spage247-
dc.identifier.epage250-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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