Paula Hillard

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  • Use of Levonorgestrel Intrauterine System for Medical Indications in Adolescents JOURNAL OF ADOLESCENT HEALTH Bayer, L. L., Hillard, P. J. 2013; 52 (4): S54-S58


    The levonorgestrel intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) is an underused contraceptive method in adolescent populations. In addition to being a highly effective, reversible, long-acting contraception, the LNG-IUS has many noncontraceptive health benefits including reduced menstrual bleeding, decreased dysmenorrhea and pelvic pain related to endometriosis, and menstruation suppression in teens with physical or developmental disabilities. The LNG-IUS can also provide endometrial protection in teens with chronic anovulation, and may be used to treat endometrial hyperplasia and cancer. This review examines the evidence supporting the use of the LNG-IUS in adolescents for these noncontraceptive benefits.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2012.09.022

    View details for Web of Science ID 000316661000009

    View details for PubMedID 23535058

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