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Modern management of abnormal uterine bleeding - the levonorgestrel intra-uterine system

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Diana Mansour


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Since its launch, more than 9 million women worldwide have used the levonorgestrel intra-uterine system (IUS) for contraception, as a treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding and as the progestogen component of hormone-replacement therapy. For women in their reproductive years, the IUS has become one of the most acceptable medical treatments for menorrhagia, reducing referrals to specialists and decreasing the need for operative gynaecological surgery. This article will outline the development of the IUS, highlighting the most important recent areas of research covering its use to control menstrual blood loss and pain.

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Author(s): Mansour D

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Best Practice & Research: Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Year: 2007

Volume: 21

Issue: 6

Pages: 1007-1021

ISSN (print):

ISSN (electronic): 1532-1932

Publisher: Bailliere Tindall


DOI: 10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2007.03.023


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