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Contraceptive intrauterine devices could reduce risk of cervical cancer

Contraceptive intrauterine devices (IUDs) could substantially reduce the risk of women developing cervical cancer, new research from Spain shows.


intrauterine devices could reduce risk of cervical cancer (source: Wikimedia Commons)

In a study of more than 20,000 women, those who had used the birth control method - a plastic and copper or hormone-containing device inserted into the womb to stop sperm meeting an egg - were around half as likely to develop the cancer as women who had never used IUDs.

Xavier Castellsagué and scientists at the Institut Catala d'Oncologia, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, in Catalonia, Spain, examined 10 case-control studies of cervical cancer in eight countries and 16 surveys on human papillomavirus (HPV) prevalence in women from four continents.

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Reference

  1. Castellsagué, X., Díaz, M. et al. (2011). Intrauterine device use, cervical infection with human papillomavirus, and risk of cervical cancer: a pooled analysis of 26 epidemiological studies Lancet Oncology DOI: 10.1016/S1470-2045(11)70223-6

13.9.2011 Cancer Research UK


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