The Effects of TCu-380 on Cervicovaginal Flora

Authors

  • Mine Kanat Pektaş Department of Family Planning, Dr Zekai Tahir Burak Women’s Health Education and Research Hospital, Ankara
  • Tayfun Güngör Department of Family Planning, Dr Zekai Tahir Burak Women’s Health Education and Research Hospital, Ankara
  • Yaşar Şahin Department of Family Planning, Dr Zekai Tahir Burak Women’s Health Education and Research Hospital, Ankara

Keywords:

Intrauterine device, Cervicovaginal flora, Pelvic infection

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: This study aims to identify the alterations in cervicovaginal flora after insertion of TCu 380A which is a popular type of copper IUD.
STUDY DESIGN: Among the women who attended to the Department of Family Planning in our hospital during a month, 100 subjects who preferred IUDs for contraception and had no history of local or systemic antibiotic use were eligible.
RESULTS: Anaerobic colonies, especially Gram positive cocci and Gram negative bacilli were isolated at significantly higher rates after the insertion of TCu-380A. Aerobic colonies were isolated relatively but insignificantly less.
CONCLUSIONS: Being consistent with the literature, it can be suggested that the copper IUD causes the predominance of anaerobic species in the cervicovaginal flora. This clinically insignificant condition can be attributed to the copper content or threads of the IUDs. Yet there is no evidence that the prevalance of pelvic infections is influenced by the use of IUDs.

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Published

2007-12-16

How to Cite

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Kanat Pektaş M, Güngör T, Şahin Y. The Effects of TCu-380 on Cervicovaginal Flora. Gynecol Obstet Reprod Med [Internet]. 2007Dec.16 [cited 2022Jan.27];13(3):164-7. Available from: https://www.gorm.com.tr/index.php/GORM/article/view/542

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Gynecology and Gynecological Oncology

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