News Roundup [abridged Versions Appear In The Paper Journal]

Pill with high potency progestogen protects against cancer

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 12 January 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:69
  1. David Spurgeon
  1. Quebec

    Oral contraceptives with a higher progestogen potency lead to a greater reduction of risk of ovarian cancer than those with lower progestogen potency, says a new study in the US Journal of the National Cancer Institute (2002;94:32-6). This was regardless of the oestrogen content in the pills and how long they were used for.

    The study, from Duke University Medical Centre in …

    View Full Text

    Sign in

    Log in through your institution