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Old 01-03-2012
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Fa 2011 page 499, stated that one of the disadvantages of OCPs is lack of protection against STDs. WTF???

how on earth is this considered a disadvantage? OCPs are solely for Endocrinol purposes, why on earth would we expect STD protection from them???

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try this, it might be an error

http://firstaidteam.com/?page_id=6
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Fa 2011 page 499, stated that one of the disadvantages of OCPs is lack of protection against STDs. WTF???

how on earth is this considered a disadvantage? OCPs are solely for Endocrinol purposes, why on earth would we expect STD protection from them???

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nvm.. its saying it doesn't protect against STDs, they only protect against pregnancy bro.. its trying to say u still should use condoms
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May be they think use of OCP means multiple sex partners which increases risk of std .so relatively less protection against std.but still i find it strange to be under disadvantage hahah
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Guys First Aid is correct

uworld states OCP is a risk factor for cervical cancer

coz OCP use ----increase promiscuity -----increase HPV infection----increased risk of Cervical Cancer.

i found it in my uworld notes .
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Search here is what i read in a published article...

Use of oral contraceptive pills (OCP) is thought to increase the risk of chlamydial infection by inducing ectopy, making more cervical epithelial cells susceptible to infection.

Alternatively, ectopy induced by OCP may make sampling more efficient and thus improve detection of C trachomatis by culture.

Users of OCP may also be less likely to use barrier contraceptives.

OCP users tend to have higher prevalences of infection compared with nonusers, but this association is not significant after adjusting for other variables in the majority of studies reviewed
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Fa 2011 page 499, stated that one of the disadvantages of OCPs is lack of protection against STDs. WTF???

how on earth is this considered a disadvantage? OCPs are solely for Endocrinol purposes, why on earth would we expect STD protection from them???

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loll, they are just stating the obvious, dont sweat the small stuff
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