Contraceptive Care

Does taking the birth control pill increase the risk of breast cancer?

Hormonal birth control or “the pill” has been used for more than half a century to help prevent pregnancy and help couples plan when they want to have children. It is also highly effective in treating painful, heavy or irregular bleeding and is therefore prescribed frequently for problems associated with menstrual cycles. Hormonal contraception prevents ovarian, uterine and colon cancers and osteoporosis in women.