Journal article

Complication Rates Associated with Levonorgestrel Intrauterine System Use in Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities

Ingrid Savasi, Kokum Jayasinghe, Patricia Moore, Yasmin Jayasinghe, Sonia R Grover

Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2014

Abstract

STUDY OBJECTIVE: To assess the complication rates with the use of the levonorgestrel intrauterine system (LNG IUS) in adolescents with developmental disabilities. DESIGN: Retrospective chart review of all adolescents with developmental disabilities taken to the operating room for LNG IUS insertion between January 2000 and July 2009 at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. Cases identified from the surgical database, and medical records reviewed. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Complication rates with LNG IUS use in adolescents with development disabilities: non-insertion, uterine perforation, infection, and expulsion. RESULTS: Fifty-six adolescents with developmental disabilities had a..

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