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PROS & CONS OF THE PILL

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A study from Uppsala University and published in the journal Cancer Research shows that oral contracept­ive use protects against ovarian and endometria­l cancer, but carries a small increased risk of breast cancer. The study involving more than 250,000 women shows the protective effect remains for several decades after discontinu­ing use, whereas the increased risk disappeare­d within a few years after discontinu­ation.

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