Recalls: Words of Warning About an I.U.D.

AN IMPORTANT HEALTH WARNING TO WOMEN USING AN I.U.D., proclaim the austere but imposing ads currently appearing in newspapers and magazines. The $4 million media blitz by the pharmaceutical maker A.H. Robins of Richmond represents one of the most extensive product-warning campaigns in history. The company is attempting to alert women in the U.S. who are still using the Dalkon Shield intrauterine birth control device. Produced from 1970 to 1974, the I.U.D.s have been blamed for thousands of cases of severe pelvic infections, sterility and other maladies. By last week at least 400 women had followed the ad's advice by...

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