aidsmap / nam, 11 January 2018 Even if Depo-Provera and other contraceptive injections raise the risk of HIV infection, withdrawing them from use in African countries would greatly increase maternal mortality, a modelling study has shown. The loss of life due to pregnancy complications and unsafe abortions would far outweigh the number of HIV infections prevented, according to the study...
Contraception for women living with violence
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Uptake of long-acting, reversible contraception in three remote Aboriginal communities: a population-based study
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Why do certain hormonal contraceptives increase the risk of HIV?
American Society for Microbiology, 1st September 2015 In recent years, evidence has been building that injectable contraceptive depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (Depo-Provera or DMPA) is associated with an increased risk of HIV infection. Now a study published in the September 1st issue of mBio, an online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology, provides a biological...
follow-up to post “Depo-Provera Linked to Increased HIV Risk in Africa”
Hi SASHA readers,
Some people have pointed out that the link in the previous post “Depo-Provera Linked to Increased HIV Risk in Africa” goes to a login page which locks them out. I found the article through google, and it turns out you can only access it in you go in that way, i.e. via google results. I was not aware of this when i posted it.
Depo-Provera Linked to Increased HIV Risk in Africa
Medscape, January 09, 2015
The injectable contraceptive depot medroxyprogesterone (Depo-Provera or DMPA) is associated with elevated risk for HIV infection among women in low-income or middle-income countries of sub-Saharan Africa, according to a study.
The mechanism behind a link between DMPA and HIV infection is not known.
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