Roberto Lertxundi


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    The scientific community emphasizes the evident need to utilize an effective contraceptive method as rapidly as possible following an abortion. After surgical procedure: There is no question in regards to the convenience of inserting intrauterine contraceptives immediately after a surgical termination, if the woman so desires. Like many other groups we offer this presentation with 250 IUD inserted immediately after a surgical termination, at the end of the procedure through out 2015 and 2016. The results after a year of follow up, are equivalent to others that are usually published on the the subject of continuation, expulsion, failure and satisfaction of the IUD. When shall the IUD be inserted following a MToP? In our opinion, as soon as possible, that is, in the first follow up visit after the procedure. There is no benefit in delaying the insertion. Therefore we refuse the notion of delayed insertion (3-4 weeks after the abortion) and we recommend an early insertion (between 5 and 14 days after the MFP intake.) Often, the follow up visit is the only opportunity for the patient to begin using an adequate  contraceptive. The benefits of LARC over SARC are evident. We will present a study of the early insertion of 115 IUD after MToP through out 2015 and 2016. The results, as we will prove, are similar to in IUD users in general.
    Our recommendation:
    -Insert the IUD as soon as possible
    -Take advantage of the opportunity of follow up visit
    -Let none leave the follow up visit without an adequate contraceptive.
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    3.-National Institut for health and Welfare. official Statistics from Finland. Induced abortion 2015 (Internet). Published Oct 2016. Available from: http/