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24 December 2010

Do all contraceptives lower cancer risk?

Birth control pills have long been known to reduce the risk of ovarian cancer, but a new study suggests any type of contraceptive – even a vasectomy may also be protective.

Birth control pills have long been known to reduce the risk of ovarian cancer, but a new study suggests any type of contraceptive – even a vasectomy may also be protective.

But to see a similar trend for women who relied on IUDs, the barrier method, or a partner's vasectomy to avoid pregnancy is somewhat surprising, Ness acknowledged.

 
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