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Higher discontinuation rate with a standard-sized compared to a small-sized ‘gold standard’ copper intrauterine device: a case-control review
  1. Hannat Akintomide1,
  2. Pam Barnes1,
  3. Nataliya Brima2,
  4. Diana Mansour1
  1. 1Sexual Health Services, New Croft Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  2. 2School of Population Health & Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine, King's College London, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Hannat Akintomide; h.akintomide{at}nhs.net

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  • Contributors HA undertook the planning of the study (including patient and public involvement and obtaining approvals), data collection and initial data analysis, literature searches, writing and revision of the manuscript. PB was involved in initial data analysis, literature searches and writing and revision of the manuscript. NB performed data analysis, and writing and revision of the manuscript. DM was involved in the planning of the study (including obtaining approvals), and writing and revising the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

  • Data availability statement Data are available upon reasonable request.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors HA undertook the planning of the study (including patient and public involvement and obtaining approvals), data collection and initial data analysis, literature searches, writing and revision of the manuscript. PB was involved in initial data analysis, literature searches and writing and revision of the manuscript. NB performed data analysis, and writing and revision of the manuscript. DM was involved in the planning of the study (including obtaining approvals), and writing and revising the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

  • Data availability statement Data are available upon reasonable request.

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