Republicans often speak against contraception. This not a new thing. People have been against the birth control pill since first invented in the 1960s. Now, we have a new point against them. Many people don’t realize that birth control pills can do a lot more than just prevent pregnancy.
They can help with severe acne, or heavy bleeding, or other women’s health problems.
Now that birth control pills are being used to treat women’s medical conditions, a study found that ovarian cancer rates are dropping.
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In a study in the European Union (EU), 28 countries were evaluated from 2002 to 2012. In the U.K., the ovarian cancer rate dropped by 22 percent. However, in Hungary, the rate only dropped by 0.6 percent.
The professor Carlo La Vecchia of the University of Milan, who led this research, said:
“The large variations in death rates between European countries have reduced since the 1990s when there was a threefold variation across Europe from 3.6 per 100,000 in Portugal to 9.3 in Denmark. This is likely to be due to more uniform use of oral contraceptives across the continent, as well as reproductive factors, such as how many children a woman has.”
“However, there are still noticeable differences between countries such as Britain, Sweden and Denmark, where more women started to take oral contraceptives earlier – from the 1960s onwards – and countries in Eastern Europe, but also in some other Western and Southern European countries such as Spain, Italy and Greece, where oral contraceptive use started much later and was less widespread.”
— Think Ovarian Cancer (@everything_teal) August 28, 2016
Ovarian cancer is a serious disease. Any progress toward saving patients’ lives is some great progress. Remember, if you are having these symptoms, get yourself checked.
Symptoms may include:
- Weight Gain;
- Extreme fatigue;
- Shortness of breath;
- Pelvic or Abdominal pain;
- Urinary urgency, or frequency;
- Difficulty eating, or feeling full quickly, and
- Nausea, indigestion, gas, constipation, or diarrhea.
Here is a video from the Mayo Clinic about ovarian cancer and oral contraception: