A 32-year-old woman comes into the clinic for a well-woman exam and asks for information on an intrauterine device (IUD) for contraception. The nurse should explain that all of the following are potential risks EXCEPT

  • stroke.
  • pelvic infections.
  • abnormal menstrual bleeding.
  • ectopic pregnancy.
Number 1 is correct.
Potential risks for IUD include pelvic infections, abnormal bleeding, and increased risk of ectopic pregnancy. Other potential risks include sepsis, perforation, and expulsion. Increased risk of stroke is associated with oral contraceptives.