Intrauterine Device Use and Cervical Cancer Risk: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

by Victoria K. Cortessis, Malcolm Barrett, Niquelle BrownWade et al.
Obstetrics & Gynecology, November 03, 2017

11 pp. 1.2 MB

The study aimed to estimate the association between use of an intrauterine device (IUD) and risk of cervical cancer by subjecting existing data to critical review, quantitative synthesis, and interpretation. The authors conclude that invasive cervical cancer may be approximately one third less frequent in women who have used an IUD. This possible noncontraceptive benefit could be most beneficial in populations with severely limited access to screening and concomitantly high cervical cancer incidence.

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