Study: IUD use does not lead to pelvic inflammatory disease

11/30/2012 | Medscape (free registration)

Women who have intrauterine devices have a low risk for pelvic inflammatory disease regardless of pre-insertion screening for chlamydia and gonorrhea, researchers reported in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology. The study from the University of California, San Francisco, included some 60,000 women, and researchers said the results should reassure clinicians the devices are not linked to PID.

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