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Pill with high potency progestogen protects against cancer

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7329.69 (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 …

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