Monday, August 8, 2011

More Pictures: Harm from IUDs to Embryos and to Women

IUDs (intrauterine devices)have been shown "to have pre-fertilization and POST-FERTILIZATION mechanisms of action",which make them unacceptable to Christians who believe that God created life starting at conception/fertilization.(from Mechanisms of action of intrauterine devices: update and estimation of postfertilization effects. Am J Obstet Gynecol.  2002; 187(6):1699-708 Stanford JB; Mikolajczyk RT)

Well, more than being able to prevent embryos from implanting in their mothers' wombs, IUDs have been found to cause harm to women. A hard object does not belong inside a soft body! 


To women: if you are a Christian, don't have an IUD placed. IUDs can prevent implantation of an embryo that God has made in His image, and an IUD can damage your body. If you are not a Christian, I hope these images discourage you from having one placed. Your doctor should show you these pictures even before he/she suggests IUD placement.


Here are pictures from recent medical journal articles that show IUDs stuck in organs outside the uterus--which means that the IUDs perforated the uterus first THEN proceeded to puncture/damage other organs of the body.

Xray :bladder stones with an IUD inside from Archivos Españoles de Urologia, 61, 5 (640-643), 2008
Bladder stones removed from the body: with an IUD trapped inside the stones
from Archivos Españoles de Urologia, 61, 5 (640-643), 2008



IUD in foreign body granuloma
from Journal of Medical Case Reports
 2009, 3:7007
doi:10.1186/1752-1947-3-7007






Xray: large bladder stones with an IUD inside
J
Gynecol Obstet Biol Reprod 1999: 28, 162-164

Removed from the body: large bladder stones with an IUD inside
J
Gynecol Obstet Biol Reprod 1999: 28, 162-164
Removed from the body:
IUD stuck in appendix and
mesoappendix (body tissue attaching the appendix to the intestine) from 
Arquivos de Gastroenterologia vol.40 no.1 São Paulo Jan./Mar. 2003
Xray of giant vaginal stone with embedded IUD
 from Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
 2001 Oct;94(10):522-3.

Removed from the body:
Giant vaginal stone with embedded IUD
from Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
 2001 Oct;94(10):522-3.

(a) Intra-operative photograph showing migratory
Saf-T-Coil” IUCD, with each arm wrapped around a loop of mid ileum.
(b) Operative note depicting configuration of “Saf-T-Coil” IUCD causing closed loop bowel obstruction.
(c) Resected specimen-ischaemic loop of small bowel.
(d) Obstructing “Saf-T-Coil” IUCD removed from abdomen.
Pictures and captions above from 
Case Report Med. 2010; 2010: 740642. 
Please see a related blog post at Filipinos for Life : The Dangers of IUDs