This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition contraception after medical abortion
Treatment immediate iud insertion
Sponsor Riina Korjamo
Start date January 2013
End date December 2018
Trial size 300 participants
Trial identifier NCT01755715, KILKE


The main objective of this study is to compare, in a randomised, controlled and prospective fashion, initiation of intrauterine contraception (IUC) at about immediate (0 to 3 days) versus 2 to 4 weeks post medical abortion with regard to expulsions and use of contraception one year after abortion.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification safety/efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment
(No Intervention)
Insertion of IUD at 2-4 weeks after abortion.
Insertion of IUD immediately (at the same day to 3 days) after expulsion of placenta.
immediate iud insertion
Insertion of LNG-IUD (Mirena) (at the same day to 3 days) after expulsion of placenta.

Primary Outcomes

Number of expulsions
time frame: 1 year
Use of IUD
time frame: 1 year

Secondary Outcomes

Bleeding profile
time frame: 3 months
Repeat abortions
time frame: 5 years

Eligibility Criteria

Female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Age ≥18 years - Planning medical abortion - Planning LNG-IUD (Mirena) contraception Exclusion Criteria: - Pathological pregnancies or abnormality of the uterus or cervix - Acute endometritis

Additional Information

Official title Immediate Versus Later Insertion of IUD After Medical Termination of Pregnancy
Principal investigator Maarit Mentula, MD, PhD
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in February 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Helsinki University Central Hospital.