MARIANA STUPARU-CRETU, ALINA MIHAELA CALIN, AUREL NECHITA, ANCA SAVA, LUANA MACOVEI, GHEORGHE RAFTU INTRAUTERINE DEVICE-A LONG-TERM EFFECTIVE CONTRACEPTIVE METHOD The Intrauterine Device (IUD) is a modern method of intrauterine contraception, with high efficiency and long lasting uninterrupted use. The study of IUD dropout rate in first year of use and the frequency of unexpected pregnancies A prospective study was conducted within the Buna Vestire Galati Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital during 2014 - 2015, which tracked women who had requested the installation of an IUD via the Family Planning Practice in the hospital ambulatory and who observed the recommended control visits. Various types of IUDs, most of them T-Cooper 380 and with progestagen (LNG-IUD), less with Gold were fitted. Of the total number of IDUs in that period, 67.6% returned to the indicated annual check or when some issues were reported. As a complaint to the method, there was only one case of intrauterine pregnancy and two IUDs lost. Three women gave up the IUD to have a pregnancy, and two requested extraction of an LNG-IUD due to repeated bleeding. One case had a PID that required admission and removal of IUD. IUD is a highly user-friendly method. We assume that women who have not returned to control tolerated IUD in a good way, and a small percentage of all users had specific problems.