Birth Control Pills Have Been Linked to Brain Tumors. Here's What You Need to Know

January 25, 2015 7:01 AM

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Birth Control Pills Have Been Linked to Brain Tumors. Here's What You Need to Know

If you're on the Pill, well...this is the kind of headline you don't really want to see. But hold tight—we talked to two experts that can help explain it all.

Danish researchers found that women under the age 50 with a kind of rare brain tumor called glioma were 90 percent more likely to have used progesterone-containing (hormonal) contraceptives for five years or more, according to study leaders. The study focused on 317 women (all aged between 15 and 49...

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