Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and the Soroka University Medical Center have found that conceiving while using an intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD) carries specific risks both for the baby and the mom.

According to a 2015 United Nations report on world contraceptive use, IUDs are the preferred method of contraception for 23 percent of female contraceptive users. Whilst the device is nearly as effective as sterilization, there are instances where conception has still occurred.

The study found that women who conceived while using an IUD were more at risk of preterm birth, low birth weight, bacterial infections, as well as loss of the fetus.

Read more about the results of this study through this link:

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