60% of high-priority research goes unfunded.
Birth control pill and other hormonal contraceptives
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.
I’m extremely grateful to the Canadian Cancer Society for funding my research with an Innovation Grant.
Funding world-class research
Cancer affects all Canadians but together we can reduce the burden by investing in research and prevention efforts. Learn about the impact of our funded research.