Oral Contraceptives May Decrease Death Risk, Researchers Say

Taking "the pill" won't increase a woman's risk of death -- in fact, oral contraceptive users may live longer, researchers say. In a population-based study of women in the U.K., death from any cause was 12 percent lower among birth control pill users than among those who never took the drugs, Dr. Philip Hannaford of the University of Aberdeen in Scotland and colleagues reported online in BMJ. "This is very reassuring and enables us to say with confidence to women that if they choose to use the...Full Story
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