Intrauterine contraceptives can protect women from cervical cancer according to scientists from Hospitalet de Llobregat in Catalonia. According to extensive research, which was attended by 20,000 women, intrauterine device (IUD) to prevent pregnancy reduces the risk of cervical cancer by half. Women who used this method at least twice had this type of cancer. Intrauterine spirals are from the 1970's, today they are widely used all over the world, they are t-shaped device containing hormones or plastic-copper wire.
After analysis of 10 studies on cervical cancer and 16 studies on the prevalence of human papillomavirus found that the spiral does not increase the risk of infection with papilloma, however, reduces the risk of cancer by 44 percent. Protective effect takes effect after the first year of use, and lasts at least ten years of use.
Scientists have come to unexpected conclusions, which in the future will help save thousands of women from cervical cancer.