Lowest-Dose Birth Control Pills Provide the Greatest Ovarian Cancer Protection

Hollander, D.
June 2007
International Family Planning Perspectives;Jun2007, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p89
Academic Journal
The article reports on the results of a study titled "Association of estrogen and progestin potency of oral contraceptives with ovarian carcinoma risk," which was published in the journal "Obstetrics & Gynecology." The case-control study found that the dosage level of birth control pills was inversely correlated with the level of protection they provided against ovarian cancer. The study involved hundreds of women in the United States and the results, which indicate that a majority of ovarian cancers may be preventable, show that larger studies should be undertaken to follow up this line of investigation.


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