Hormonal birth control may reduce ovarian cancer risk in people with BRCA mutations
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Hormonal birth control pill is linked to reduced ovarian cancer among people with an inherited BRCA mutation. Longer-acting forms of birth control given by implant, injection or as an intrauterine device may be associated with lower ovarian cancer risk for people with an inherited BRCA mutation. (Posted 4/28/23)

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Questions To Ask Your Health Care Provider

If you have a BRCA1/2 mutation and you need birth control:

Open Clinical Trials

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