IUD noun contraceptive device consisting of a piece of bent plastic or metal that is inserted through the vagina into the uterus
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(IUD) intrauterine contraceptive device(ICD) a mechanical device inserted into the uterine cavity for the purpose of contraception; these devices are made of metal, plastic, or other substances and come in various sizes and shapes. Their effectiveness is based on their alteration of the endometrium ...
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(from the article `contraception`) IUDs are plastic or metal objects in a variety of shapes that are implanted inside the uterus. How they work is unclear, though researchers suspect ... Almost any foreign body placed in the uterus will prevent pregnancy. While intrauterine devices (IUD`s) were inve...
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A birth control method that is placed into the uterus by a doctor. There is a copper wire on the intrauterine device that causes the atmosphere in the uterus to change. The changes do not allow the sperm to fertilize eggs. They can remain in palce for 5 years and are 98% effective in preventing preg...
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intrauterine device (IUD), variously shaped birth control device, usually of plastic, which is inserted into the uterus by a physician. The IUD may contain copper or levonorgestrel, a progestin (a hormone with progesteronelike effects; see progesterone). Apparently the IUD creates a hostile environm...
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A contraceptive device that is inserted into the womb (uterus). It is a tiny plastic object, sometimes containing copper. By causing a mild inflammation of the lining of the uterus it prevents fertilized eggs from becoming implanted. IUDs are not usually given to women who have not had children. The...
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A small, plastic T-shaped device that is placed inside the uterus (the small, hollow, pear-shaped organ in a woman
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The intrauterine device (IUD) is a form of birth control; it is an object placed in the uterus to prevent pregnancy. Among modern IUDs, the two types available are copper-containing devices, and a hormone-containing device that releases a progestogen. Currently, there are over 10 different kinds of...
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