Dispositivos intrauterinos

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Dispositivos intrauterinos

El dispositivo intrauterino (DIU) que aquí se muestra utiliza el cobre como anticonceptivo activo; otros emplean la progesterona contenida en un dispositivo de plástico. Los DIU son muy eficaces para prevenir el embarazo (menos del 2% cada año para los DIU de progesterona y menos del 1% cada año para los DIU de cobre). Los DIU incrementan el riesgo de embarazos ectópicos y de perforación del útero y no proporcionan protección contra las enfermedades de transmisión sexual. Los DIU se obtienen bajo prescripción médica y los debe implantar un profesional de la salud.

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  • Last Reviewed on 04/09/2012
  • Susan Storck, MD, FACOG, Chief, Eastside Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Bellevue, Washington; Clinical Teaching Faculty, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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