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Intrauterine contraception and noncontraceptive benefits
Sponsored by Boston University School of Medicine and supported by an educational grant from Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals
Intrauterine contraception-a safe, highly effective, convenient, and cost-effective birth control method-is underutilized in the United States. This is particularly regrettable because this type of contraception offers important noncontraceptive benefits, such as protection against endometrial cancer. The levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system also has been used as a nonsurgical treatment for gynecologic conditions and as the progestin component of menopausal hormone therapy.
These observed benefits represent off-label indications that require further investigation. They are the focus of this CME monograph because the authors believe that they are worthy of your clinical consideration.
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