Researchers advised the patients using the IUD to undergo routine checks. Researchers conducted this study to examine the evidence for this advice.

The present study was a retrospective examination of Whitehall Medical Practice patients’ case records; Rugby, UK, who had used an IUD for a minimum of 2 years, was performed. Data were extracted concerning demographic details, types of IUD used, dates of their use, and any checks, defaults from reviews, and side effects. Kaplan–Meier survival analysis was performed to compare frequent and infrequent attendees’ outcomes and the systematic and infrequent defaulters from checks.

The study population consisted of 272 individuals using a total of 423 devices. Frequent check attendees showed adverse events earlier, or at no significant time difference, to infrequent attenders.

The study concConsidering patients who use an IUD for a minimum of 2 years; this study found no evidence of harm occurring in those infrequently attended than frequent attenders. If these data from a single practice are generalizable, after an initial check following insertion, women can be asked to participate as needed and only be recalled for smears and at the end of the IUD life.