Unexpected pregnancy with intrauterine contraception in situ

Barbara Salje (Lead / Corresponding author), Michelle Cooper

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Dana is a 38-year-old, who had a previous uncomplicated caesarean section one year ago. She had a discussion about contraception with her midwife during pregnancy and planned to have a copper intrauterine device (IUD) inserted after her baby was born. She was provided with the progestogen-only pill before leaving the maternity unit and used this until attending her local sexual health clinic for IUD insertion 8 weeks later. The patient reports this being in her words a "difficult"insertion due to discomfort. Following insertion, she continued to have regular periods. Around 12 months after the IUD was inserted, she presents acutely with lower abdominal pain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-68
Number of pages3
JournalBMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health
Issue number1
Early online date12 Oct 2022
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jan 2023


  • Contraceptive Effectiveness
  • intrauterine devices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology


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