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WOMEN should be reassured that the benefits of the contraceptive pill still outweigh its risks despite a study showing long term use of the Pill can cause cervical cancer, say the Family Planning Association (FPA).
Research recently published in The Lancet journal has found that women infected with the human papilloma virus (HPV) who have used the Pill for five to nine years were three times more likely to get cervical cancer. For women with HPV who have used the Pill for ten years or more the risk was four times greater.
The FPA said the study of 1,900 women showed that having HPV was the single most important factor in the development of cervical cancer. …