The mode of action of IUDs

María Elena Ortiz, Horacio B. Croxatto

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Resumen

In women, IUDs produce alterations of the uterine environment in terms of a pronounced foreign body reaction. This biological response may interfere with steps of the reproductive process that normally take place before the ovum reaches the uterine cavity. In order to discuss this hypothesis on the mechanism of action of IUDs, this review is focussed on 1) detection in urine and blood of substances alleged to be specifically produced by the embryo, 2) migration of gametes in the female genital tract, and 3) microscopic features of ova recovered from the genital tract.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)37-53
Número de páginas17
PublicaciónContraception
Volumen36
N.º1
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 1987

Áreas temáticas de ASJC Scopus

  • Medicina (todo)
  • Ginecología y obstetricia
  • Medicina reproductiva

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