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Resource Type: Recommended Reading
Therapy Area: Contraception

The Impact of the Levonorgestrel-Releasing Intrauterine System

Source: BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health

The levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) first became available in 1990 with the introduction of Mirena (LNG-IUS 20). Over the past 30 years, the impact of the LNG-IUS on society has been wide ranging, including decreasing the need for abortion, reducing the number of surgical sterilisation procedures performed, as well as reducing the number of hysterectomies carried out for issues such as heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB).

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