They are both Group 1 Carcinogens according to the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer’s 2011 Report.
From Breast Cancer and the Pill The Pill increases a woman’s risk of breast cancer. Why? Because oral contraceptives cause a significantly higher rate of breast cell division, and in general, cells that divide more rapidly are more likely to become cancerous. By how much? According to the 2009 study Risk Factors for Triple-Negative Breast […]
From pro-choice website Livestrong: Types of Birth Control Pills & Their Hormone Doses There are two main types of oral contraceptive birth control pills (OCPs): pills containing a combination of ethinyl estradiol (EE, a synthetic form of estrogen) and progestin (a synthetic form of progesterone), and pills containing only progestin. The method of action is […]
DZIQ: Oral contraceptives have ‘more health benefits’—ex-DoH chief What exactly are the greater health benefits with using oral contraceptives, Dr. Cabral? Does anyone become healthier by using hormonal OCPs? This is “essential medicine”? When asked whether it was true that oral contraceptives posed a higher risk of breast cancer, Cabral answered in the affirmative but […]
Let's talk about what it would really take to protect the health and lives of Filipino women. And no, it won't take the RH Bill to do it.