The intrauterine device (IUD) is the most popular form of reversible contraception in the world. The United States, however, has extremely low usage rates due to negative beliefs about the safety of its use. This article explores the reason for these false beliefs and why they are only found within the litigious culture of the United States. It seeks to quash the rumors of the danger of infertility by refuting evidence from several studies, including an assessment of the actual risks of using an IUD.
Wilson, Grace R.
"Intrauterine Device Use in America: Cultural Barriers Propagated by Fear and Misinformation,"
Journal of Student Nursing Research:
2, Article 5.
Available at: http://repository.upenn.edu/josnr/vol1/iss2/5