Friday, January 25, 2008

Eat Your Birth Control

birth controlNewest excuse for teenagers to get on the Pill without overtly admitting to grown-ups you're putting out: The pill prevents ovarian cancer!

British researchers found birth control pills can prevent ovarian cancer for around 30 years after a woman stops taking the Pill. The researchers estimated 100,000 ovarian cancer deaths have been prevented internationally, msnbc.com reported.

“The longer you took it [the Pill], the better off you are when the risk of ovarian cancer is high,” says Valerie Beral of the University of Oxford. Ovarian cancer is most common after the age of 50. Women on the pill for 15 years cut their risk of ovarian cancer in half.

More than 100 million women are on the Pill.

[Originally posted at playgirl.com/blog]

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