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The pill may reduce your risk of 2 types of cancer

The birth control pill has been shown to decrease the risk of uterine and ovarian cancers.

The pill and uterine cancer

The protective effect appears to last for at least 15 years after stopping the pill.

The pill and ovarian cancer

The longer a woman uses the birth control pill, the lower her risk of developing ovarian cancer seems to be. The protective effect appears to last at least 20 years after stopping the pill.


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