Clinical performance of intrauterine device TCu-380 A in Benghazi, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
AbstractThe study examined the reproductive and health profile of Benghazi women using intrauterine contraceptive devices [IUDs] and evaluated one such device, the TCu-380 A. An historical longitudinal study was carried out using data from the Fertility Regulation Clinic, Keish Polyclinic, Benghazi. The subjects were 457 women registered for TCu-380 A insertion between 1995 and 1998, who had been under follow-up for at least 6 months. The majority were Libyan [87.8%], aged 20-29 years [63.4%], of parity 1-6 [67.1%], non-lactating [64.3%] and with normal delivery at last conception [95.1%]. Half had a chronic disease. The cumulative 36-month follow-up of those using TCu-380 A revealed an effectiveness rate of 99.8%, a continuation rate of 96.1% and complications in 3.5%. TCu-380 A appears to be an effective, durable and safe IUD
Singh, R. & Al Amari, M. (2000). Clinical performance of intrauterine device TCu-380 A in Benghazi, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118968
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 6 (5-6), 1073-1082, 2000
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