Hormonal contraceptives linked to brain tumour risk

January 23, 2015 6:05 AM

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Women who take the pill for more than five years may have an increased risk of developing brain tumours, according to a new Danish study. The study focused on women who took hormonal contraceptives, particularly progestogen-only methods, and compared them to a control group.

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