We are similar, but very different, and what works for you in contraception, might not have worked for your friends, your mom, your sister, or even, your twin! It’s important to have choices, based on your desire to start having children, be at the top of your sports game, or your side effects. At Women’s Health Practice we have been proud to be part of contraceptive research for over 30 years. Here are some interesting new points regarding contraception, and what we suggest for you and your health is to come in and discuss your personal history, goals, and needs.
- Breast cancer risk is raised, very very slightly, by hormonal contraceptive use based on a study of 1.7 Million Danish women. 1 extra case of breast cancer was diagnosed by every 7690 women who use hormonal contraception.
- Even hormonal IUDs increase risk of breast cancer during the 5 years of use, but this disappears after 5 years.
- Hormonal contraception is still protective from ovarian, uterine and colorectal cancers.
- New studies confirm that medicated IUDs with levonorgestrel do protect against ovarian and endometrial cancers.
- New studies really don’t link depression and progesterone hormone contraception. Only 1.5% of patients reported depression from progesterone hormone use in 26 studies! This rate is lower than rates of depression reported in general population studies!