IUDs lower can­cer risk

The Guardian Weekly - - Discovery -

Women who use in­trauter­ine con­tra­cep­tive de­vices may also be cut­ting their chances of get­ting cer­vi­cal can­cer, ac­cord­ing to a study. Re­search from the Keck School of Medicine at the Univer­sity of South­ern Cal­i­for­nia an­a­lysed data in­volv­ing more than 12,000 women world­wide. The re­sults, pub­lished in the jour­nal Ob­stet­rics & Gyne­col­ogy, showed that in women who used an in­trauter­ine de­vice (IUD), the in­ci­dence of cer­vi­cal can­cer was a third lower.

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