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Birth Control Pills Linked to Decreased Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Birth Control Pills: Final thoughts

Final thoughts

This breakthrough study suggests that contraceptives can significantly reduce the risk of rheumatoid arthritis in women, especially in those who have given birth. While contraceptives can also be used for other health benefits, women should consider the possible side effects and health risks that birth control can bring, and discuss with their doctor.

References

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319036.php

https://www.drugs.com/article/birthcontrolpill-risks-benefits.html

http://www.webmd.com/sex/birth-control/features/other-reasons-to-take-the-pill#2