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Intrauterine Contraception After First Trimester Abortion - Effects on Quality of Life and Risk of Repeat Abortion.

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Elina Kuronen, Helsinki University Central Hospital Identifier:
First received: October 18, 2010
Last updated: August 22, 2016
Last verified: August 2016
A randomized prospective study on the effects of immediate provision of intrauterine contraception after first trimester induced abortion - effects on repeat abortions and quality of life.

Condition Intervention
Device: Immediate intrauterine contraception

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Systematic Provision of Intrauterine Contraception After First Trimester Abortion - Effects on Quality of Life and Risk of Repeat Abortion. A Randomized, Prospective Trial.

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Further study details as provided by Helsinki University Central Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of repeat abortions [ Time Frame: 5 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Expulsions [ Time Frame: 5 years ]

Estimated Enrollment: 700
Study Start Date: September 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date: March 2018 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Immediate intrauterine contraception
IUD (either Cu-IUD or LNG-IUS) inserted immediately after abortion.
Device: Immediate intrauterine contraception
A Cu-IUD or LNG-IUS is inserted after abortion.
No Intervention: Control group
Post-abortal contraception is prescribed by the hospital but on the responsibility of the patient.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Duration of pregnancy < 12 weeks.
  • Age ≥18 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Contraindication for spiral insertion: uterine anomaly, infection, copper allergy (Cu-IUD).
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01223521

Dept Obstetrics and Gynecology, Helsinki University Central Hospital
Helsinki, Finland, 00029 HUS
Sponsors and Collaborators
Helsinki University Central Hospital
Principal Investigator: Oskari Heikinheimo, MD, PhD Helsinki University Central Hospital
Study Director: Satu P Suhonen, MD, PhD City of Helsinki
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Elina Kuronen, MD, Helsinki University Central Hospital Identifier: NCT01223521     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: TYH2010224
Study First Received: October 18, 2010
Last Updated: August 22, 2016
Individual Participant Data  
Plan to Share IPD: No

Keywords provided by Helsinki University Central Hospital:
First trimester
Intrauterine device processed this record on May 22, 2017