Non-contraceptive applications of the levonorgestrel intrauterine system

Maria Isabel Rodriguez, Philip D. Darney

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Intrauterine progestins have many important current and potential gynecologic applications. This article describes the evidence for use of intrauterine progestin for common gynecologic conditions beyond its important role in contraception. The pharmacology of and selection criteria for use of the levonorgestrel intrauterine device is discussed, and the evidence for use of intrauterine progestin delivery for menorrhagia, endometriosis management, uterine fibroids, adenomyosis and endometrial hyperplasia is reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-68
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Women's Health
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 24 2010



  • Contraceptive
  • Intrauterine progestin
  • Levonorgestrel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Maternity and Midwifery

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