Possible Association Between Long-Term Oral Contraceptive Use and Risk of Crohn’s Disease in Women

Possible Association Between Long-Term Oral Contraceptive Use and Risk of Crohn’s Disease in Women
Texas Medical School Alum and former Internal Medicine resident at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Hamed Khalili, MD, MPH, is seeing renewed interest in one of his previously published scientific studies entitled, “Oral contraceptives, reproductive factors and risk of inflammatory bowel disease,” from both US and UK science media outlets. The study which was first published in the May 2012 on-line edition of Gut aimed to determine whether there was an associative risk with oral contraceptive use and the diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), independent of other lifestyle factors. IBD is a debilitating disease caused by chronic inflammation throughout all or part of a patient’s ulcerative colitisdigestive tract.  It includes:
  • Ulcerative colitis
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