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The New No-Period, No-PMS Birth Control Pills

Are new continuous birth control pills right for you?

What’s the Breast Cancer Risk From Birth Control Pills? continued...

In fact, taking birth control pills has health advantages, Ross points out. There is evidence that birth control pills protect against cancers of the ovary and uterus, as well as against pelvic inflammatory disease and iron-deficiency anemia. The combination pill can reduce acne, the risk of an ectopic pregnancy, noncancerous breast cysts, and ovarian cysts. 

"People don't talk enough about the decreased risk of ovarian and uterine cancers, decreased acne, decreased formation of ovarian cysts," says Ross.

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Reviewed on April 13, 2009

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