Extrauterine pregnancy and contraception.

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A study by Vessey et al. suggests an approximately 12-fold increase in the risk of extrauterine gestation among IUD users when compared with diaphragm users. A review of extrauterine pregnancy and contraception by Tatum and Schmidt showed the rate of ectopic pregnancy among diaphragm users to be within the normal range expected among noncontraceptors. A further study reported by G. Jones indicates that IUDs may impair zygote transport in the Fallopian tubes, resulting in an atypical distribution of ectopic pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)889-890
Number of pages2
JournalFertility and Sterility
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1977
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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