The levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system is a contraceptive method that can be used to reduce abnormal menstrual bleeding in women. However, there have been reports of women with abnormal excessive bleeding who requested removal within 6 months of insertion. Alves and colleague researchers examine the relationship between placement of the LNG-IUS and occurrence of abnormal bleeding. The results of their study are very useful for family planning practitioners and for the management of abnormal uterine bleeding.
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