TGA strengthens safety advice for IUDs

The TGA has strengthened safety advice for several IUDs, including the popular Mirena, in the wake of a large European study which found an increased risk of uterine perforation in new mothers.

The eight-year European Active Surveillance Study compared rates of adverse events in more than 60,000 women who used either levonorgestrel-releasing (LNG) implants or copper intrauterine devices.