Women's Health

How Birth Control Can Protect Against Ovarian Cancer

It's important to observe objectively

Dr. Joann E. Manson, chief of preventive medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital and professor of women's health at Harvard Medical School agrees, saying "these results are not a cause for alarm. It's really problematic to look at one outcome in isolation. Hormonal contraception has a complex matrix of benefits and risks, and you need to look at the overall pattern." This emphasizes that while the results of the study are certainly important, they should not be exaggerated or taken out of context.