IUDs may cut risk of cervical cancer by a third, study indicates

Results are in for a systematic review published in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Analysis from studies involving over 12,000 women worldwide found that women who used an IUD had a reduced incidence of cervical cancer by a third. The World Health Organization states that about 528,000 women were diagnosed with cervical cancer worldwide in 2012, and 266,000 women died from the disease. More work is needed to comprehend how the contraceptive device acts to protect against cancer, but researchers say the discovery could be “very impactful”.

The Guardian, 8/11/17