Patients often ask me whether taking birth control pills can increase the risk of getting cancer. A new study sheds more light on the answer, revealing that women who take oral contraception might be protected against some cancers for decades. Since the medication contains female hormones, researchers have been interested in determining whether there is … Continue reading Can birth control lower your risk of certain cancers?
Spending the night alternating trash cans under my sick-with-a-stomach-virus toddler and waking every two hours to feed a hungry, screaming newborn, is enough birth control for me. The thought of adding another child to the mix is enough to cause a panic attack. But for many women in the U.S., even having a house full … Continue reading Birth control and moms: What is the best choice for you?