The decline of laparoscopic sterilisation

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dc.contributor.author Horgan, Richard P.
dc.contributor.author Higgins, John R.
dc.contributor.author Burke, Gerard J.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-19T13:25:50Z
dc.date.available 2011-12-19T13:25:50Z
dc.date.copyright 2008
dc.date.issued 2008-02
dc.identifier.citation Horgan R, Higgins JR, Burke G; (2008) 'The decline of laparoscopic sterilisation'. Irish Medical Journal, 101 (2):53-55. en
dc.identifier.volume 101 en
dc.identifier.issued 2 en
dc.identifier.startpage 53 en
dc.identifier.endpage 55 en
dc.identifier.issn 0332-3102
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/481
dc.description.abstract Female sterilisation is an extensively used method of contraception all over the world but there appears to be a decline in the performance of this procedure in Ireland. There also appears to be an increased uptake of safe, long-acting contraceptive alternatives. We set out to establish the extent of the decline of laparoscopic sterilisation and to explore possible explanations. Data for female sterilisation from Ireland was obtained from the Hospital In-Patient Enquiry Scheme (HIPE) section of the Economic and Social Research Institute for the years 1999 to 2004. Recent sales figures for long acting reversible contraceptives, specifically the levo-norgestrel-loaded intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) (Mirena) and the etonogestrel implant (Implanon) were also obtained. Laparoscopic tubal ligations reduced from 2,566(1999) to 910 (2004). In the corresponding period the use of Mirena coils increased from 4,840 (1999) to 17,077 (2004). en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Irish Medical Organisation en
dc.relation.uri http://www.imj.ie//ViewArticleDetails.aspx?ArticleID=2976
dc.rights © Copyright 2008 Irish Medical Journal en
dc.subject Laparoscopic sterilisation en
dc.subject Long-acting reversible contraceptives en
dc.subject Tubal occlusion en
dc.subject HIPE scheme en
dc.subject.lcsh Laparoscopic surgery en
dc.subject.lcsh Sterilization (Birth control) en
dc.title The decline of laparoscopic sterilisation en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorurl http://publish.ucc.ie/researchprofiles/C001/jhiggins en
dc.internal.authorcontactother John Higgins, College of Medicine & Health Office Telephone: +353-21-490-3000 Email: J.Higgins@ucc.ie en
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dc.internal.rssid 69093507 en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Irish Medical Journal en
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes - Permission granted to UCC Libary by Editor. en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress j.higgins@ucc.ie en


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