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Higher STDs Tied to Popular Contraceptive

The use of Depo Provera, an injected contraceptive used by some 30 million women worldwide, appears to triple women's risk of infection with chlamydia and gonorrhea, two common sexually transmitted diseases, according to a new study. Researchers focused on some 800 women ages 15 to 45 who were just starting birth control prescribed at two Planned Parenthood clinics. About three-quarters were single. Of the women, 354 chose the pill, 114 chose Depo Provera and 351 opted for a...

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