Should You Be Really Worried That Hormonal Birth Control Will Give You Breast Cancer?

If you want to avoid unintended pregnancy, taking birth control is usually a no-brainer. But what if that same birth control upped your risk of breast cancer? According to research published in The New England Journal of Medicine, women who take hormonal birth control pills or use hormonal IUDs for years experience a small yet significant increase in their risk of breast cancer compared to those who don’t.

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