The pill and cervical cancer risk

Posted by Puteri | 11/12/2007 10:39:00 AM | | 6 comments »

LONDON - Women taking the birth control pill have a slightly higher risk of cervical cancer, but that risk disappears a decade after they stop taking it, scientists say.

International researchers reported Friday in the British medical journal The Lancet that women who took the pill for at least five years had nearly double the cervical cancer risk of women who had never taken the pill.

But that risk is small and outweighed by the fact that the pill reduces the threat of other forms of cancer, The Lancet report said.

Full story here.

This news story brings me back to the issue of giving out contraceptive pills to middle school girls as young as 11.

When you start taking the pill at 11, how long do you think they will be taking it for? As long as they are sexually actually active and that could be till they are in their 30s or even later.

Have there been studies conducted on the effects of taking the pill at such an early age?

Women who have had multiple sex partners are more at risk to cervical cancer than those who have had one or two. Imagine girls being sexually active since they were 11? How many sex partners do you think they will have had by age 30?

So now, not only do young sexually active girls have to worry about contracting cervical cancer due to their promiscuous lifestyle, the pill which is supposed to protect them from unwanted pregnancies, increases their risk of contracting cervical cancer too.

I may be old-fashioned but being old fashioned and abstaining from a promiscuous lifestyle is a lot safer than the alternative.

6 comments

  1. pat // 5:01 PM, November 12, 2007  

    enti kitai yg dah kawin tuk makai pill ok ka??I mean untuk merancang keluarga.Mayuh indu iban yg dah kawin tang bedau bisi anak laan makai pill,then sidak iya cuba ka beranak,nda ulih.Is it kesan ari pill nyak?

  2. Puteri // 5:25 PM, November 12, 2007  

    Amat enda manah makai pill kelalu lama, Pat.

    Bisi keda lubah ka beranak udah makai pill, tang amat ka enda nya tegal pill, nya kurang pasti. No definitive answer to that.

    Enti enggai agi beranak manah aja TBL, ikat? Sister in law aku siko udah TBL.

  3. pat // 10:43 PM, November 12, 2007  

    ish...enggai aku...engka aku ka beranak jemah ilak :) hehehe...Lagipun,berikat tuk bisi kesan sampingan ko org..ngasuh kitai "rangkai" and pedis.Aku ninga cerita org madah,mayuh indu yg berikat (ba menua kitai ditu) mesti laki iya ngiga indu bukai.

  4. Puteri // 10:47 PM, November 12, 2007  

    iissh, bula, enti laki ngiga indu bukai, nya udah nyadi alasan!!! Sigi gatal meh nya, ngiga new model!

    Nuan beikat ukai nuan muai ovaries. Asal ovaries agi dia, hormones still working like normal.

    Enti nuan tuai baka aku tu, sigi iya lah normal rangkai .. eh, ukai nadai lubricant, oi!!

  5. pat // 9:52 AM, November 13, 2007  

    mayuh indu dah berikat alu terus mandul laban terus buai ovaries dinga aku..enda piak?like my mother,dah enda ulih beranak.Iya berikat since 14 years ago lepas adik bunsu aku ada.

  6. Puteri // 10:25 AM, November 13, 2007  

    TBL is different, tubes aja di ikat. Nadai utai dibuai. Easy procedure, nadai ditan ba hospital.

    MIL aku buai uterus, ukai ovaries. Ovaries agi dia. Keda org ikat ko jako tapi agi ulih ngandong! haha

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