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Contraceptive pills raise breast cancer risk: Study

Neetu Chandra | Mail Today | New Delhi, January 26, 2014 | UPDATED 13:25 IST


The risk of breast cancer was 9.5 times higher in women, mostly urban, with a history of consumption of oral contraceptive pills

Urban working women are not only delaying getting married in a bid to build their careers, they are also apparently delaying having children by using contraceptive pills and incidental abortions. This, according to a study, is perhaps making such women vulnerable to the danger of breast cancer.
A study by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has revealed that women who marry at a later age, don't breastfeed their babies for long, have higher number of abortions, and use oral contraceptive pills have higher chances of having breast cancer. (...)


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