The intrauterine device (IUD) has been granted certain negative attributes such as poor effectiveness to prevent unwanted pregnancies (hence the popular phrase “children of the IUD”), infections, bleeding between periods, among others.
However, a recent finding could make it one of the most recommended methods of contraception.
Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, say that the use of the IUD reduces the risk of cervical cancer.
This conclusion came after conducting a study with 12 thousand women volunteers and discover that those who used IUD were three times less likely to suffer this disease, compared to those who did not use it.
This could position the use of the IUD as a preventive measure against cervical cancer that, according to data from the World Health Organization (WHO), could affect 756 thousand women worldwide in 2035.
Before choosing a contraceptive method, go with your gynecologist so that it is he who determines which one is right for you.