A new study has found that the risk of a woman giving birth at an airport increases significantly once she has traveled to an overseas country, according to the New York Times.
A woman’s risk of being diagnosed with cervical cancer increases by 10 per cent when she travels abroad, the study found.
The study, which was carried out by researchers from the University of Washington and the University at Buffalo, looked at 5,000 women who had been pregnant or planned to have a baby for the past three years.
Researchers said the women’s risk for a cervical cancer diagnosis increased by 10 percentage points for each additional week they were overseas.
It’s unclear why a woman’s travel to a new country increases the risk.
Dr. Andrew Kolodny, a University of Buffalo researcher, said the study’s findings could help reduce the risk a woman may travel to an unknown country.
“It’s important that we look at what’s happening in the environment, and what’s changing in that environment and how that might impact her health,” Dr. KolodNYT headline A new study finds that the chance of a cervical cell infection increases by 15 per cent once a woman has traveled abroad.
The authors of the study said that when a woman travels abroad she is more likely to have her cervix removed than in the US.
Dr Andrew Kolopny, who was a research fellow at the University College London’s School of Medicine and is a researcher in the study, said it was unclear why the risk for cervical cancer increased for women who travel to unknown countries.
“It’s not known whether it’s an increase in risk of cervical cancer or a decrease in risk,” Dr Kolodcy said.
The authors of a study have found that women who are traveling to unknown territories have an increased risk of developing cervical cancer compared to women who have traveled to the US over the past 10 years.
In other words, travelling overseas increases your risk of contracting cervical cancer.
However, Dr Kolopys work with the researchers at the university did not directly link travel to cervical cancer to cervical health in the women they studied.
If you or anyone you know is pregnant, or planning to become pregnant, please contact the National Pregnancy Advisory Service at (800) 446-7100 or visit the Pregnancy.gov website.
Topics:health,women,cancer,women-and-children,health-policy,health,united-statesFirst posted July 31, 2018 09:55:54