They are both Group 1 Carcinogens according to the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer’s 2011 Report.
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 […]
It seems like ex-DOH secretary Esperanza Cabral can’t ignore the fact that oral contraceptive pills increases the risk of breast cancer. In an interview in DZIQ (Philippine Daily Inquirer’s radio station), Esperanza Cabral admitted that “oral contraceptives posed a higher risk of breast cancer.” However, she tried to squirm away from that admission of fact […]