HORMONE BASED CONTRACEPTION SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCES RISK OF OVARIAN CANCER: BMJ RESEARCH

Sep 28, 2018

By Jane Brown

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It appears risk of developing ovarian cancer is significantly reduce when women using hormone based contraception.

A new study of more than 1.8-million Danish women has found significantly lower risks of developing ovarian cancer in association with using hormonal contraception such as birth control pills and IUDs.

The research published in the journal BMJ found women under the age of 49 using new specifically estrogen-containing hormonal contraceptives had a 34 per cent lower risk of developing ovarian cancer than for those that never used it at all.

Women who used them for over 10 years had a 74 per cent lower risk of developing ovarian cancer.

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