December 7, 2017
Contemporary Hormonal Contraception and the Risk of Breast Cancer
A group of scientists from Denmark followed 1.8 million women for an average 10.9 years who to any hormonal contraception. With more than 10 years use, they
found a statistically significant 38% increase in risk of breast cancer.
It is not uncommon for women in the United States to start taking hormonal contraception
when they are teenagers and waiting until they are in their 30s to stop in order to get pregnant.
The New England Journal of Medicine's article on Contemporary Hormonal Contraception and
the Risk of Breast Cancer is available at:
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