Hormonal birth control is associated with a 20-30% high risk of breast cancer, according to a new study.
The study looked at the use of progestogen. It found that it is, in fact, associated with higher risks of cancer but this risk declines after a woman stops taking these oral contraceptives.
The study followed 9,498 women who developed breast cancer between the ages of 20 and 49. They found that the risk of breast cancer increased with age.
A spokesperson for Cancer Research UK, which funded the study, said that this research should not discourage people from taking the pill. But certainly, it should factor in the decision!