Apart from the moral implications of using oral contraceptives, all women—even those who are not having sex but are using it to regulate things—should be aware of the research no mainstream source wants to publicize. There is a correlation between the use of oral contraceptives and the incidence of breast cancer.
Over the past two decades, multiple analyses and studies have provided convincing evidence that using oral contraceptives increases the risk of breast cancer. (See “For Further Reading” below.) The evidence keeps mounting—separate studies published in the January 2006 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine, the October 2006 edition of Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention, and the October 2006 edition of Mayo Clinic Proceedings  confirm the increased risk.
There’s also evidence that it increases the risk for cervical and liver cancer as well.
Maybe the Church knows what she’s talking about. Mucking about with a natural process and treating fertility like it’s a disease will have consequences. For a society so concerned about artificial ingredients in our foods—genetically-modified organisms, bovine-growth hormones, pesticides, etc—we’re awfully blase about shoving known carcinogens down the gullets of our daughters, wives, and sisters.
But since birth control and “consequence-free” sex are political footballs these days, then telling women the truth is forbidden.
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