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The intrauterine device (IUD) is listed as one of the contraceptive methods most effective and popular among women, in addition a recent research carried out in the united States, it was found that this same device redice the risk of cancer of the cervix, and not what it produces as alleged the theories popular.

Cervical cancer affects the lower part of the uterus of women and it is essential to know how to prevent it. This is the most common among women and is caused by the human papilloma virus.

Risk factors of cervical cancer

HPV (Infection human papillomavirus (hpv):

  • Group of more than 150 related viruses each other, mostly cause the growth or development of what is known as papillomas or warts.
  • The human papilloma virus can infect the cells on the surface of the skin, and also those lining the genitals, anus, mouth and throat, more does not infect internal organs.
  • Can be transmitted through sex: vaginal, anal, oral.
  • This infection is common, and usually the body can the virus alone.

Smoking:

  • Both the smoker as the people who are around you are exposed to cancer-causing chemicals that obviously affect the lungs and other organs.
  • The lungs the absorbed and lead to the bloodstream throughout the body.
  • Women who smoke have double the chance of getting cancer of the cervix, compared with those that do not.
  • Studies have revealed that these substances can damage the DNA of cells in the cervix, which would contribute to the development of the disease.

Immunosuppression:

It is known as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus that causes AIDS, causes damages in the immune system, which brings as a consequence that women are more prone to infections with HPV and with this developing cancer of the cervix.

Other risk factors are:

  • Infection with chlamydia.
  • A diet with few fruits and vegetables.
  • Have overweight.
  • Family history of cancer of the cervix.

Therefore, theories that claim that the IUD produces cancer of the cervix does not maintain any medical rationale that endorsement.

Also read: Myths about contraception and its relationship with infertility

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