Vaginal flora changes on Pap smears after insertion of levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device
Donders, Gilbert × Berger, Judith Heuninckx, Hélène Bellen, Gert Cornelis, Ann #
Contraception vol:83 issue:4 pages:352-6
The levonorgestrel intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) combines a uterine foreign body and the continuous release of low-dose levonorgestrel for contraception. Its influence on the rate of vulvovaginal infections and flora disturbance is insufficiently known, but important for contraceptive advice in women, especially those who develop recurrent vaginosis or Candida vulvovaginitis.