HPV causes cancer. Help protect your kids.
Oral contraceptives have been used in Canada since 1960 to help prevent unwanted pregnancy. Today the pill is the most popular form of birth control in Canada and the United States, used by nearly 20% of women aged 15–49.
The birth control pill contains manufactured versions of 2 female hormones – estrogen and progesterone. This type of pill is called combined hormone contraception. The hormones work together to prevent pregnancy by inhibiting the release of eggs from the ovary.
Even though we are high school students, we were able to raise so much money for the Canadian Cancer Society. It just goes to show what can happen when a small group of people come together for a great cause.
Our staff and volunteers meet with elected officials from local, provincial and national governments to persuade them to make the fight against cancer one of their top priorities.