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IUDs may have a surprising benefit: protection against cervical cancer

Considered a safe and highly effective contraception method, intrauterine devices (IUDs) may also be quietly offering protection against the third-most common cancer in women worldwide. A new study from the Keck School of Medicine of USC has found that IUD use is associated with a dramatic decrease in the incidence of cervical cancer. The systematic review, published in Obstetrics & Gynecology on ...

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Researchers examine whether religion influences rates of cervical cancer screening

By Leslie Shepherd Immigrant and refugee women are consistently less likely to have had a recent screening for cervical cancer than women born in Canada. In particular, women from South Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, regions where Islam is prevalent, are less likely to be up to date on cervical cancer screening than both Canadian-born women and women ...

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