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Now, Injectable Contraceptives Linked To HIV Risk

AFRICANGLOBE - Women who use injectable contraceptives have an increased risk of becoming infected with HIV, according to a new study. The scientists say that the hormones in Depo-Provera may cause changes in the vaginal wall, alter bacteria found in the vagina, or influence a woman’s immune response — any of which could increase risk of HIV.

Black Women May Gain More Weight With Contraceptives

AFRICANGLOBE - Black women were the most likely to gain weight while using a long-acting form of contraception, such as a hormone implant or intrauterine device (IUD), in a small new study. Researchers found that.