Intrauterine devices at six months: does patient age matter? Results from an urban family medicine federally qualified health center (FQHC) network

Journal Name: 
J.Am.Board Fam.Med.
Authors: 
Ravi,A.
Prine,L.
Waltermaurer,E.
Miller,N.
Rubin,S.E.
Abstract: 
BACKGROUND: Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) can address high rates of unintended pregnancy among adolescents in the United States by increasing access to intrauterine devices (IUDs) in underserved settings. Despite national guidelines endorsing adolescent use of IUDs, some physicians remain concerned about IUD tolerance and safety in adolescents. Therefore we compared adolescents and adults in a family physician staffed FQHC network with regard to (1) IUD postinsertion experience, (2) device discontinuation, and (3) sexually transmitted infection (STI) rates. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study among women
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2014
Volume: 
27
Pages: 
822-830
Keywords: 
ACCESS, Adolescent, Adult, clinical, Cohort Studies, differences, Family, Family Health, FAMILY medicine, Family Practice, Guidelines, Health, Infection, Intrauterine Devices, Israel, Medicine, Methods, New York, New York City, Pain, patient, Physicians, Pregnancy, provider, Research, Research Support, Safety, Sociology, support, United States, Universities, women