Hormonal Contraception and Cancer

Does the Pill cause cancer?

The journal Linacre Quarterly published an article entitled The Reasons Hormonal Contraceptives and Induced Abortion Increase Breast-Cancer Risk. In that article, Dr. Angela Lanfranchi, Clinical  Professor  of  Surgery  at Robert  Wood Johnson Medical School points out; “In 2005,…the UN’s World Health Organization classified hormonal contraceptives as Group 1 carcinogens for breast, cervical, and liver cancers after reviewing the world’s  literature  on  estrogen-progestin  combination  drugs.”

Also on the list of Group 1 carcinogens are toxic agents like formaldehyde and plutonium. On October 6, President Trump ordered a roll back on an Obamacare mandate that all organizations of conscience pay for employee contraception coverage. This is viewed as a win for proponents of religious liberty. But in light of the carcinogenic nature of hormonal birth control, it seems like a win for women everywhere.

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