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"Klonick points out that less than two percent of women today use the reversible t-shaped intrauterine device that is inserted into the uterus as a form of contraception."

Actually, that's less than two percent of *American" women. In Asia, for example, the percentage of women on bc using IUD's is closer to 40. Low US numbers are likely due to several factors, leftover fear from the Dalkon Shield mess in the 70's, doctors not reading up, as the Slate article mentioned, and I suspect heavy lobbying on doctors by pharmaceutical reps pushing hormonal birth control pills - pharm companies make a lot more money from pills than the long lasting IUD.

August 12, 2009 - 12:20pm


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