Long-Term Use Of Birth Control Pills Linked To Rare Brain Tumor

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All drugs come with their own set of possible risks and side effects, right? But, what if that risk was life-threatening – a brain tumor to be exact? Turns out, that could be the case for women who take birth control pills.

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According to a recent study conducted by Danish researchers at the Odense University Hospital and the University of Southern Denmark, women aged 15-49 who took hormonal contraceptives that contained estrogen, progestin, or a combination for 5+ years were 90 percent more likely to develop a rare brain tumor called glioma.

Furthermore, women who used hormonal contraceptives at any point in their lives were 50 percent more likely to developing a brain tumor compared to those who didn’t, but don’t panic!