Is there any evidence that IUDs should be considered for removal in post-menopausal women?

Bottom line: There is no evidence of whether or not continued use of IUDs in post-menopausal women poses any risks.

DetailsDynaMed Plus entry on IUDs references these guidelines: Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Jul;118(1):184-96. ACOG Practice Bulletin No. 121: Long-acting reversible contraception: Implants and intrauterine devices.

Documents that there is no record of clinical trials that evaluate the risks from prolonged IUD use in asymptomatic menopausal women and reports that many post-menopausal women tolerate IUDs.

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