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
  • IUD randomization
  • Intrauterine device
  • Randomization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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