Contraceptive Pill “Protects Against Some Cancers”

Contraceptive pill

In Research by the University of Aberdeen suggests that the contraceptive pill can absolutely protect women against the some types of cancer. Doctors are saying that, in the world most women who take the contraceptive pills should be assured by the new study, the new study shows that they are not involving themselves at a high risk of cancer.

From the Long-Term Investigation, the Oral Contraception Study which was introduced in 1968, Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) investigate the long term reactions of the oral contraceptive pill.

At the beginning of the study, still pill was relatively new type of contraception, firstly which was introduced in United States in 1960. But concerns were showed that either pill could cause cancer.

LAdy having pill

Cancer Concerns

From the number of studies have investigated a capability link between the pill and different types of cancer. The outcomes suggested that the women who are taking pill have an increased risk of cervical cancer and risk of breast cancer. While the oral contraceptive users appeared to have shortened risk of ovarian and endometrial cancers.

Because of these studies many of the women stopped taking contraceptive pill and also, the present users acquired protection from bowel cancer. Although it remained incomplete whether protection carry on after contraceptive pill came to an end.

From United Kingdom Study

46,022 women were inducted and their health pursued for up to 44 years. This was the world’s longest running study into the effect of the contraceptive pill.

An investigation published in the  found that taking pill bring to, 33 percent lower risk of ovarian cancer, 19 percent lower risk of bowel cancer and 34 percent lower risk of endometrial cancer.



Researchers also investigated that the risk of all type of cancer in women who took the pill. The report showed that using the contraceptive pill during reproductive years not bring out the new risk of cancer risks for women net in life.

Professor Helen Stokes Lampard, chair of the RCGP, commenting on the results in statement, “Millions of the women worldwide who use the combined oral contraceptive pill should be reassured by this comprehensive research that they are not at increased risk of cancer as a result and taking the pill might actually decrease their risk of certain cancers.”

She also adds, “This is not to advocate that women should be given the pill as a preventative measure against cancer as we know that minority of women do have adverse health effects as a result of taking the pill. Ultimately decisions to prescribe the pill need to be made on a patient by patient basis, but this research will be useful to inform the conversations we have with our patients when discussing various contraceptive options that are available.”

Source: Take by medscape & edited by: Staff.