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IUDs Successfully Manage Menstrual Pain in Adolescents with Disabilities, Jefferson Health

3 Aug 2020 9:31 AM | Anonymous

Studies have shown that intrauterine devices (IUDs) that release progestins can help adult women with heavy menstrual bleeding, discomfort, and cramping, in addition to providing contraception. However, there are little data on whether they reduce these symptoms in younger women and adolescents, especially those with physical or intellectual disabilities. New research from the largest dataset studied to date, demonstrates that IUDs are an effective means of stopping periods or managing symptoms associated with periods in adolescents with disabilities.

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