Injectable Contraceptive Increases Risk Of HIV Infection, Study Shows
News outlets report on a meta-analysis published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases showing an increase in risk of HIV infection among women who use the injectable contraceptive Depo Provera.
The Guardian: Contraceptive injection raises risk of HIV, research warns
“Contraceptive injections moderately increase a woman’s risk of becoming infected with HIV, a large scientific analysis has found. The research in a leading medical journal will further fuel a controversy that has been raging for more than two decades. The implications of a possible link between hormonal injections and the virus alarm both HIV and birth control campaigners…” (Boseley, 1/8).
TIME: This Contraceptive Is Linked to a Higher Risk of HIV
“…Among 12 studies involving nearly 40,000 women in sub-Saharan Africa, those using Depo showed a 40 percent higher risk of getting HIV than those using other methods or no contraception at all…” (Park, 1/8).
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