Petrov Yu.A and Kupina A.D.
Aim. The purpose of this study was to research the peculiarities of women colpocytograms with prolonged silver-containing intrauterine contraception and after it. Materials and methods. Smear scrapings from the ectocervix and from the lower endocervix were studied in 425 women aged 20-51 years who used silver-containing IUDs for 3 months to 7 years. The control group consisted of 400 women aged 19–48 years who did not use contraception (material for the study was obtained during gynecological examinations). Results. During the study it was found out that with silver-containing intrauterine contraception in some women, colpocytograms show the increase in the number of leukocytes, lymphocytes and histiocytes, which in most cases should be considered as the reaction of the body to the foreign body, and not as the inflammatory process. The detected proliferative changes in the epithelium of ectocervix and endocervix indicate the need for continuous colpositological examination of women during and after intrauterine contraception Keywords: silver-containing intrauterine contraception, colpocytograms, inflammation, proliferative changes.