To improve the tolerance of IUDs, an implantation technique for fixation of frameless copper IUD (CuFix Implant System: GyneFix®) has been developed and tested since 1985. In the early stages of the clinical development of the GyneFix it was already apparent that the device was well tolerated, even by small nulligravid uterine cavities. The good tolerance was ascribed to the specific configuration of the device: its frameless and completely flexible form. The present long term study confirms the validity of this innovative concept. The implantation allows the retention of copper sleeves, without a rigid frame, in the uterine cavity. The design of the GyneFix results in improved compatibility with the uterine cavity and explains the high acceptance and continuation rates of the device. It is concluded that the new technology is a major advance in the field of IUD technology and also that selected nulligravid/nulliparous candidates can benefit from the advantages of the GyneFix, without an increased risk of complications.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||British Journal of Family Planning|
|Publication status||Published - 1994|