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Contraceptive pill long-term effects studied

12th March 2010

A study by researchers at the University of Aberdeen has found that women who took the contraceptive pill had less danger of dying from heart disease, stroke and cancer.

The study, headed by Professor Phillip Hannaford, looked at 46,000 women over a period of nearly 40 years. Professor Hannaford told BBC Scotland: "What we have never known is, what are the really long-term effects [of taking the pill]. This study, after following up a large group of women for 39 years, has shown there is no increased risk among women who have used the pill, in fact there is a small 12% drop."


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