New study: IUDs may protect against cervical cancer

Intrauterine devices may reduce the risk of cervical cancer by 45%, states a recent New York Times article.  The new information comes out of a review of studies conducted in Asia, South America, and Europe between 1985 and 2007. Researchers believe that inserting an IUD may create an immune response that helps the body fight off HPV.

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