11 Mar Different Cervical Cancer Risk with Copper vs Hormonal IUDs
MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Matthew E. Spotnitz, MD, MPH
Departments of Biomedical Informatics and Obstetrics and Gynecology
Columbia University Medical Center
Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics, and Medical Informatics Services
New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York
MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study?
Response: Our take home message is that copper and hormonal IUDs may have different physiological effects on the female genitourinary system.
MedicalResearch.com: What are the main findings?
Response: Consequently, the risk of cervical neoplasms may be different for copper and hormonal IUD users.
MedicalResearch.com: What should readers take away from your report?
Response: Our findings may help patients and healthcare providers make informed decisions about whether the benefits of hormonal IUD use, compared to copper IUD use, are greater than the risks.
MedicalResearch.com: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this work?
Response: We intend to run this analysis on other databases in the Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics (OHDSI) network.
Relative Risk of Cervical Neoplasms Among Copper and Levonorgestrel-Releasing Intrauterine System Users
Spotnitz, Matthew E. MD, MPH; Natarajan, Karthik PhD; Ryan, Patrick B. PhD; Westhoff,
Carolyn L. MD, MSc
Obstetrics & Gynecology: February 2020 – Volume 135 – Issue 2 – p 319-327
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Last Updated on March 11, 2020 by Marie Benz MD FAAD