Does Using Tampons Or Menstrual Cups Increase Early IUD Expulsion Rates?
Notes for this study:
||IUD expulsion cup vs. tampon p = 0.57; IUD expulsion cup vs. pads p = 0.92
||Uncontrolled / observational study
|Number of Subjects
In this retrospective chart review, the IUD expulsion rates for 930 women were compared based on reported menstrual protection. A total of 74.2% reported using tampons, 43.2% used pads, and 10.3% used menstrual cups. Full or partial IUD expulsion was noted in 743 women, with no statistical difference between women using tampons (2% of users), pads (4%), or cups (4%). IUD expulsion was the most common during the first 3 months following insertion.