The evidence for IUDs as the ideal form of birth control continues to grow. In addition to being the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists-preferred type of birth control, intrauterine devices may reduce a woman’s risk of cervical cancer by a third.
Researchers think the immune response an IUD triggers to kill sperm may also kill of human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus that causes cervical cancer. After examining 16 studies involving 12,500 women (5,000 who developed cervical cancer and 7,500 who didn’t), they found a correlation between IUD use and lower odds of cancer.
The results, published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, are calling for more research to see if the link…
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