, Volume 32, Issue 2, pp 226–227 | Cite as

Intrauterine device increases the fibrinolytic activity of the rat endometrium at deciduation, a new aspect of its contraceptive effect

  • P. Liedholm
  • B. Åstedt


The fibrinolytic activity of the endometrium of the two uterine horns in the rat was histochemically determined. One of the horns contained a plastic-IUD, the other served as control. The endometrium of the control horn was almost inactive in contrast with that of the IUD-horn in which fibrinolytic activity was apparent. The fibrinolytic activity induced by the IUD might be involved in the prevention of ova implantation.


Contraceptive Effect Fibrinolytic Activity Uterine Horn Intrauterine Device Ovum Implantation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Liedholm
    • 1
    • 2
  • B. Åstedt
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologyUniversity of LundMalmöSweden
  2. 2.Coagulation Laboratory, Allmänna SjukhusetUniversity of LundMalmöSweden

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