IUD may carry higher risk for breast cancer in certain women

July 11, 2014 7:12 PM

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IUD may carry higher risk for breast cancer in certain women

(CNN) -- Modern contraceptives have radically changed women's lives, but they are not risk free.

A new study out of the journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology finds the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) or progesterone-releasing IUD, may be associated with a higher than expected incidence of breast cancer.

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