Our latest publication, Perforation risk and intra-uterine devices: results of the EURAS-IUD 5-year extension study, has just been published in the European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care. This landmark observational study followed women for 5 years and identified intra-uterine device (IUD) perforations dectected from 12 to 60 months following IUD insertion.
The incidence of uterine perforations in this study was low, although higher than the commonly reported rate. Clinical sequalae of perforations were generally mild and associated with a very low risk of injury. You can download the full text of article using this link: Full Article