A study published by the prestigious British medical journal “The Lancet” has revealed that the contraceptive pill increases the risk of developing uterine cancer.
According to a new study, the risk is greater if a woman uses the pill during long periods of time and only disappears ten years after she has stopped taking it.
Experts analyzed 52,000 cases of women who participated in 24 different studies around the world. It is not first time experts have found a link between the pill and uterine cancer, but until now the link with the period of time the pill is used was not clear.
In the case of the United Kingdom the risk of developing the cancer in women who never took the pill averages 3.8 women out of a thousand, but it increases to 4 out of a thousand for those who took the pill for five years and 4.5 out of a thousand in those who took the pill for ten years.