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Do ObGyns agree that the practice of in-office IUD string checks should be halted?


In their Break This Practice Habit column, “The IUD string check: Benefit or burden?” (March 2020), Kathryn Fay, MD, and Lori Gawron, MD, MPH, argued that it is time to discontinue routine office visits and self-checks for IUD strings postinsertion as the practice is unsupported by data and costly. OBG Management polled readers: “Should the practice of counseling patients to present to the office for a string check after IUD insertion be halted?”

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