Use of various contraceptives and human papillomavirus 16 and 18 infections in women with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia.

Abstract

The aim of the study was to evaluate the frequency of human papillomavirus (HPV) 16 and 18 infections in patients with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) according to the use of various contraceptive methods. In a study group of 1435 patients with histologically proven CIN, among whom 391 (27.2%) used no contraception, 44 (3.1%) used barrier methods, 705 (49.1%) used oral contraceptives and 295 (20.7%) used an intrauterine device (IUD), the presence of HPV infection was evaluated by DNA in situ hybridization. HPV 16 or 18 infection was present in 666 (46.4%) of all patients in 348 (49.4%) patients who used oral contraceptives, in 169 (43.2%) patients with no contraception, in 128 (43.4%) patients with an IUD and in 21 (47.7%) patients who used barrier methods. There were no significant differences in HPV 16 and 18 infection frequencies among all four groups of patients regarding the contraception method used.

DOI: 10.1258/ijsa.2010.009580

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@article{GavricLovrec2010UseOV, title={Use of various contraceptives and human papillomavirus 16 and 18 infections in women with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia.}, author={Vida Gavric-Lovrec and Iztok Taka{\vc}}, journal={International journal of STD & AIDS}, year={2010}, volume={21 6}, pages={424-7} }