IUDs May Be Underused Form of Birth Control, University of New Mexico Study

Intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implantable contraceptives may not be popular, but they are among the most reliable contraceptive methods available. "IUDs and implants should be considered first-line contraceptives for a majority of women," says Eve Espey, MD, MPH, an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. She co-authored a paper on these choices in the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' Practice Bulletin.

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