Sunday, February 27, 2011
Resurgence in IUD Use Among American Women
Guttmacher News Release: The IUD makes a comeback:
Changing attitudes about intrauterine devices (IUDs) and increasing recognition of their safety and efficacy have led to a resurgence in use, according to a commentary in Contraception co-authored by Lawrence Finer, Guttmacher director of domestic research. New findings show that approximately 2.1 million American women now rely on this method, the highest level of IUD use in almost 30 years. IUDs are highly effective and can play an important role in reducing the high U.S. rate of unintended pregnancy . . . .