Newer Birth Control Pills Tied to Lower Odds for Ovarian Cancer

New research suggests that there is a connection between birth control pills and a reduced risk of ovarian cancer.

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Use of Birth Control Pills Tied to Higher Risk for Rare Brain Cancer

The risk for developing a rare form of brain cancer known as glioma appears to go up with long-term use of hormonal contraceptives such as the Pill, new Danish research suggests.

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Contraception

Contraception refers to a woman's chosen form of birth control, including hormonal, barrier, chemical and natural methods.

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Birth Control Pills

Birth control pills are synthetic forms of the hormones progesterone and estrogen taken by women to prevent pregnancy. The birth control pill prevents ovulation by maintaining more consistent hormone levels. Without a peak in estrogen, the ovary doesn't get the signal to release an egg, which eliminates the possibility of fertilization and pregnancy. READ MORE

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Modern Birth Control Methods

If you're still using the same form of birth control you were using a decade or more ago, it may be time for an update based on your current lifestyle and the options available. Here's a look at some of those options.

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