New research has proven that the birth control pill has more benefits. These benefits include the ability to help decrease the chance of a woman developing uterine (endometrial) and ovarian cancer. All she has to do is take a birth control pill that contains both estrogen and progestin for at least five years, within her life span. She can do this during her twenties, when she isn’t ready to have children. She can also do this within her thirties or forties.
Yes, it is safe for women to take birth control after the age of thirty-five, if she is not a smoker, if she has had no blood clots and if she has had no bouts with breast cancer. Plus, the birth control may be able to help the woman with any symptoms of perimenopause she may have. This can include: migraines, moodiness, heavy bleeding and even hot flashes.
This research has been proven through a variety of studies. These studies have basically proven that the birth control has helped decreased the risk of ovarian and uterine cancer because in essence it slows down the rate of eggs being produced. This helps to keep further scarring from being developed on the ovaries each time an egg is passed. It also helps keep scarring from occurring with the uterine wall.
If you are a woman over forty and you would like to know more about the possibility of a birth control pill decreasing your chance of these two of types of cancers, speak to your doctors. Together you can discuss the pros and cons of this decision.