Middle Articles

Insertion of Lippes Loop by Nurse-Midwives and Doctors

Br Med J 1968; 3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.3.5619.671 (Published 14 September 1968) Cite this as: Br Med J 1968;3:671
  1. Henry W. Vaillant,
  2. G. T. M. Cummins,
  3. Ralph M. Richart,
  4. Bruce A. Barron

    Abstract

    Follow-up studies of 7 to 19 months of two groups of 500 women each in Barbados, in one of which a Lippes loop had been inserted by a doctor and in the other by a nurse-midwife, showed a slightly higher incidence of pregnancy and expulsion of the loop in the second group, though the difference was not statistically significant. The insertion of loops by paramedical personnel when this is an economic necessity is thought not to be contraindicated, but adequate training is essential.

    Sign in

    Log in through your institution

    Free trial

    Register for a free trial to thebmj.com to receive unlimited access to all content on thebmj.com for 14 days.
    Sign up for a free trial

    Subscribe