Assessing the Role of Reversible Contraceptives in the Health Care of Women as it Pertains to Cancer Prevention

Carolyn M. Ross, Lee P. Shulman*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

2 Scopus citations

Abstract

The use of effective and reversible contraception is characterized by many non-contraceptive benefits distinct from its ability to prevent pregnancy. Notably, the use of hormonal and non-hormonal birth control methods is known to impact the risk for developing certain female genital cancers as well as breast and colon cancers. We present here the current understanding of the role of effective and reversible contraceptives in the prevention and development of female genital cancers along with breast and colon cancers. Despite ongoing but unsubstantiated concerns regarding the use of hormonal and intrauterine contraceptives for a variety of clinical outcomes including cancer, contraceptive use in high- and low-risk reproductive-aged women remains an important part of cancer risk reduction for many malignancies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2412-2421
Number of pages10
JournalAdvances in Therapy
Volume34
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2017

Keywords

  • Birth control
  • Cancer
  • Contraception
  • Malignancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology (medical)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Assessing the Role of Reversible Contraceptives in the Health Care of Women as it Pertains to Cancer Prevention'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this