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One study found that the IUD is 20 times more effective than the pill

According to a new U.S. study has just been published in the journal “The New England Journal of Medicine”, although on paper, the method of contraception safest, in fact, the pill appears 20 times less efficient than the IUD.

According to a new U.S. study just published in the journal “The New England Journal of Medicine “, although on paper, the method of contraception safest, in fact, the pill appears 20 times less effective than IUDs.

Conducted among 7486 women aged 14-45 years, followed for three years, the study found that nearly 4.55% of women had become pregnant on the pill, while only 0.27% of those using contraceptives long duration, as the implant or IUD, had experienced an unplanned pregnancy.

Moreover, among those taking a so-called short-term contraception, such as the pill, patch or vaginal ring, young women under age 21 were twice as likely to get pregnant than older , can be read in a press release.

“IUDs and implants are much more effective because women can not forget them once their gynecologist and have set up (…) Indeed, the pill requires daily, the patch must be renewed each week and the ring placed in the vagina every month, unlike IUDs and implants that are changed every three to five years, “said Dr. Jeffrey Peipert, professor of gynecology at the medical school at Washington University (Missouri) and lead author of the study.

Researchers study plebiscite before the implant 23 years and then for women who have a regular partner, IUD: “Contrary to widespread misconception, there is no need for having a child have an IUD. But better to be in a stable and without risk of contracting a sexually transmitted infection, as this method of contraception increases the risk of getting one. Finally, the annual cost of the IUD is lower than that of the pill “Rising ectopic pregnancies in IUD, advanced by his critics, was overvalued according Nisand Israel.