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Gynefix: a UK experience

Gynefix: a UK experience
Gynefix: a UK experience
Objectives: To present the experience of family planning providers and clients in the UK with the GyneFix® intrauterine implant device.
Method: Audit of 138 GyneFix insertions at the Ella Gordon Family Planning Unit in Portsmouth, from 1997 to 1999.
Results: Of 138 attempts at GyneFix insertion, 134 were successful. Forty per cent were inserted in nulliparous women. The removal rate was 15%, half of which were due to unacceptable side-effects. The expulsion rate was 8% ranging over a period of a few days to 12 months after insertion. There were no reported perforations or accidental pregnancies with GyneFix in situ in this series. There were no reported pregnancies as a result of unnoticed expulsion.
Conclusions: The results obtained in this study are minimal estimates obtained from a retrospective analysis. The numbers are small but they are comparable to results reported from other family planning centers in the UK. Although GyneFix clearly has a useful role, there is a need for a large-scale prospective randomized study to establish the benefits and potential disadvantages of the GyneFix device.
contraception, intrauterine device, Gynefix
1362-5187
7-14
Geyoushi, B. E.
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Randall, S.
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Stones, R. W.
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Geyoushi, B. E.
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Randall, S.
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Stones, R. W.
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Geyoushi, B. E., Randall, S. and Stones, R. W. (2002) Gynefix: a UK experience. The European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care, 7 (1), 7-14.

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Abstract

Objectives: To present the experience of family planning providers and clients in the UK with the GyneFix® intrauterine implant device.
Method: Audit of 138 GyneFix insertions at the Ella Gordon Family Planning Unit in Portsmouth, from 1997 to 1999.
Results: Of 138 attempts at GyneFix insertion, 134 were successful. Forty per cent were inserted in nulliparous women. The removal rate was 15%, half of which were due to unacceptable side-effects. The expulsion rate was 8% ranging over a period of a few days to 12 months after insertion. There were no reported perforations or accidental pregnancies with GyneFix in situ in this series. There were no reported pregnancies as a result of unnoticed expulsion.
Conclusions: The results obtained in this study are minimal estimates obtained from a retrospective analysis. The numbers are small but they are comparable to results reported from other family planning centers in the UK. Although GyneFix clearly has a useful role, there is a need for a large-scale prospective randomized study to establish the benefits and potential disadvantages of the GyneFix device.

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Published date: 2002
Keywords: contraception, intrauterine device, Gynefix

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Local EPrints ID: 37757
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/37757
ISSN: 1362-5187
PURE UUID: f8b6d656-c65c-4bd3-95f3-1e4e4880365d

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Date deposited: 01 Jun 2006
Last modified: 08 Jan 2022 09:57

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Author: B. E. Geyoushi
Author: S. Randall
Author: R. W. Stones

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