Rejoinder: IUD does not cause cervical cancer - SOGOG sets record straight

Rejoinder: IUD does not cause cervical cancer - SOGOG sets record straight

- SOGOG says there is noresearch to back the claim that IUD device causes cervical cancer

- The month of January is cervical cancer awareness month

- The disease is virtually always preventable with vaccination and appropriate screening (Pap and HPV tests)

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The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Ghana (SOGOG) has allayed the fears of Ghanaians that intrauterine Contraceptive device (IUD) device causes cervical cancer.

Popular media personality, Stacey Amoateng in an interview revealed that she contracted cervical cancer from a copper Intrauterine Contraceptive Device (IUD).

But the SOGOG’s President, Dr. Ali Samba in a signed statement issued in Accra on Wednesday, January 22 said there is no scientific research to support the claims made by the Mrs. Amoateng.

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The statement by the Association refuted the claims of the TV personality, saying there is no scientific evidence proving that her predicament was truly caused by the birth control device.

SOGOG hereby informs all persons that at present, there is no scientific data or evidence to support the assertion that any form of the Intrauterine Contraceptive device (IUD) device causes cervical cancer,” the statement read.

But instead, the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Ghana say the Copper Intrauterine Contraceptive device (IUD) is a safe and effective form of long-term reversible contraception.

The society states emphatically that the copper IUD, which is one of two forms of IUD is a safe and effective form of long reversible contraception and couples who desire to use them or are using them can do so without fear or panic.”

The month of January has been designated as cervical health awareness month.

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Cervical Health Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about how women can protect themselves from HPV (human papillomavirus) and cervical cancer.

HPV is a very common infection that spreads through sexual activity, and it causes almost all cases of cervical cancer.

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According to research, the disease is virtually always preventable with vaccination and appropriate screening (Pap and HPV tests).

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu told the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to go ahead and boycott the upcoming national voter registration exercise.

The NPP scribe says the NDC is being insincere in their decision on the new voters register.

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