The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Ghana (SOGOG) has contradicted claims by media personality, Stacey Amoateng, that she contracted cervical cancer from a copper Intrauterine Contraceptive Device (IUD).
In a press statement issued by the association, they indicated that there is no scientific evidence proving that her predicament was truly caused by the birth control device.
“SOGOG hereby informs all persons that at present, there is no scientific data or evidence to support the assertion that any form of the Intrauterine Contraceptive device (IUD) device causes cervical cancer,” the statement read.
Recounting what she described as the ‘darkest’ part of her life, Mrs. Amoateng in an interview with Citi TV narrated how she survived cervical cancer after complications from an IUD.
Stacey narrated how she lost all her hair at a point in her quest to combat the disease which also saddled her with weight loss problems and lack of appetite for food.
But the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Ghana refuted such assertions, saying the Copper Intrauterine Contraceptive device (IUD) is a safe and effective form of long-term reversible contraception.
“The society states emphatically that the copper IUD, which is one of two forms of IUD is a safe and effective form of long reversible contraception and couples who desire to use them or are using them can do so without fear or panic,” the statement noted.
Read the full statement below