Study: Birth control pills protect against ovarian cancer

01/25/2008 | Reuters

British researchers on Thursday noted that birth control pills have averted 100,000 ovarian cancer deaths worldwide and prevented 200,000 women from contracting the disease. The findings show that women can be protected from the disease at least 30 years after they stop taking the pills and the longer women stay on the pill, the lower their risk of developing the disease, researchers said.

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