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Agrees that OC use clearly reduces mortality


Dana M. Scott, MD; Mark D. Pearlman, MD


 

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Agrees that OC use clearly reduces mortality

Recent evidence from long-term observations of hundreds of thousands of women, in 10 European countries, clearly demonstrated that the use of oral contraceptives (OCs) reduced mortality by roughly 10%.1,2 Newer OCs increase women’s overall survival.

In comparison, reducing obesity by 5 body mass index points would reduce mortality by only 5%, from 1.05 to 1.3

Dr. Stavros Saripanidis
Thessaloniki, Greece

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