Birth Control Pill Has Prevented 100,000 Deaths in Past 50 Years

May 2008
ONS Connect;May2008, Vol. 23 Issue 5, p8
Academic Journal
The article discusses research being done on the prevention of ovarian cancer deaths by the use of contraceptive pill. It references a study by V. Beral et al published in the 2008 issue of "Lancet." The results of the study reveal that using oral contraceptives reduces women's risk of developing ovarian cancer. It shows that the longer use of oral contraceptives results to a bigger reduction in risk of ovarian cancer. It also shows that the risk reduction persisted for more than 30 years after women stopped taking the pill.

Tags: RESEARCH;  OVARIES -- Cancer;  ADNEXA uteri;  CANCER in women;  WOMEN -- Diseases;  ORAL contraceptives


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