IUDs and hormonal implants have become 'five times as popular' over past decade Medical News Today

February 24, 2015 5:50 PM

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IUDs and hormonal implants have become 'five times as popular' over past  decade Medical News Today

Long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) include intrauterine devices (IUDs) and subdermal hormonal implants. Although IUDs were used more commonly in the US during the 1970s, concerns over their safety prompted a decline in use of these devices.

Since then, however, IUDs have been redesigned with safety in mind, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report shows that there has been growing interest in IUDs and 5-year contraceptive implants - which were approved in 1990 - because these contraceptive methods are highly effe...

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