An increase in population, especially in developing countries can have a negative impact if it is not balanced with the welfare of the population. Therefore, Indonesia provides a policy to use contraceptive devices for the population. One contraception used is an IUDs. The concept of the IUD itself has reportedly had a negative impact, especially increasing colonization by Candida spp. due to the content of Curprum (Cu) from the IUD. The purpose of this study was to analyze the relationship between duration of use and type of IUD at blood Cu levels in female workers using an IUD contraception. This research has never been done in Indonesia. The results showed that the majority of respondents used the Copper T type IUD, having an age range between 36-49 years with an average duration of IUD usage of 7.1-7.5 years with a mean value of Cu levels that exceeded the normal cuprum values allowed in the body. The IUD type variable has a moderate correlation between the levels of cuprum in the blood of workers (p = 0.435). The old variable using the IUD has a strong correlation with the cuprum levels in the blood of the respondents (p = 0. 74). Conclusion: The type of IUD and the duration of use of the IUD have a relationship with levels of Cu in the blood. Women who use an IUD are expected to consume foods that have a high content of antioxidants to reduce levels of Cu in the blood.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2019|
- Copper T
- Curprum (CU)