Published in Women's Health Weekly, May 3rd, 2001
The results are published in the May 2001 issue of Epidemiology.
"This study addresses the controversy surrounding the protective effect of hormonal and barrier methods of contraception against PID in women," says principal investigator Roberta Ness, MD, MPH, associate professor of epidemiology, medicine, and obstetrics/gynecology. "The risk of upper genital tract infection was not reduced by any contraceptive method among women in this study. In fact, inconsistent condom use actually increased the...
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