Study: Cervical cancer risk identified in birth control pills

11/9/2007 | Washington Post, The

Women who took oral contraceptives for at least five years had a slightly higher risk of developing cervical cancer than women who had never taken the pill, international researchers found. The study also found the increased risk disappeared ten years after birth control users stopped taking the drugs. Experts say the risk is outweighed by the pill's effectiveness in protecting against other forms of cancer.

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