Acceptability of randomization to levonorgestrel versus copper intrauterine device among women requesting IUD insertion for contraception

Sharon L. Achilles, Beatrice A. Chen, Jessica K. Lee, Aileen M. Gariepy, Mitchell D Creinin

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Abstract

Objective Assess feasibility of randomizing women to intrauterine device (IUD) type. Study Design Women enrolling in a 2-month study who desired an IUD for contraception were randomized 1:1 to receive a levonorgestrel-releasing 52-mg IUD (LNG-IUD) or copper T380A IUD (Cu-IUD), understanding they could switch IUD type at the end of the study. Results Randomization to IUD type was acceptable to 54/55 (98%) women who screened. All 32 enrolled participants completed follow-up. Two women exchanged their IUD (Cu-IUD to LNG-IUD), and two requested removal (one LNG-IUD, one Cu-IUD). Overall, 88% continued their assigned IUD. Conclusions Randomization to IUD type is feasible, and few women change their IUD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)572-574
Number of pages3
JournalContraception
Volume92
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015

Keywords

  • Contraception
  • Intrauterine device
  • IUD randomization
  • Randomization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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