The birth control pill has always been the subject of controversy.
Putting aside any sociological debates, the question of whether the pill is medically safe for women has been hotly debated for decades.
In particular, discussion surrounding the pill and cancer has always been a hot topic item, with countless medical studies on the subject.
And while it’s already well known that the pill reduces the risk of developing ovarian cancer, new research now shows you can add another cancer to that list.
The study looked at more than 27,000 cases of endometrial cancer, as well as more than 115,000 control cases worldwide.
The researchers found that women who use birth control pills show a significant decrease in endometrial cancer risk, regardless of their medical history and other control factors. The protective effects of the pill even carried over for decades after the women stopped taking it.
This is very good news, as endometrial cancer is the most common form of gynecologic cancer, causing more than 76,000 deaths worldwide in 2012.