Women on the Pill May Live Longer

Posted: 2010/03/16 in General News, Journal Entries
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(Reuters) – One of the world’s largest studies of the contraceptive pill has found that women who have taken it can expect longer lives and are less likely to die from any cause, including cancer and heart disease.

According to the report, British researchers observed more than 46,000 women for nearly four decades from 1968. They compared the number of deaths in women on the contraceptive pill to those who never took it. In the study, women on the pill generally took it for almost four years. Experts concluded the pill cut women’s risk of dying from bowel cancer by 38 percent and from any other diseases by about 12 percent. The research was recently published in the British medical journal, BMJ.

“In the longer term, the health benefits of the contraceptive pill outweigh any risks,” Richard Anderson, a gynecologist at the University of Edinburgh, said in a statement. Anderson was not connected to the BMJ study. However, the scientists said their findings may only be true for women who have taken older-style pills rather than those on more modern types of drugs, since their study began in 1968.

If you listen carefully you can almost hear millions of promiscuous women sighing simultaneously. I apologize, that is insensitive. There is no way that many promiscuous women would be reading this blog simultaneously.

http://www.bmj.com/ – British Medical Journal (BMJ) helping doctors make better decisions

It seems we have a lot to thank the 60s generation for. The sexual revolution empowered women around the world. The advent of the birth control pill was also a massively important factor in explaining the changes in sexual behaviour in the 1960s. A new culture of “free love” with millions of young people embracing the hippie ethos and preaching the power of love and the beauty of sex as a natural part of ordinary life. Basically, our parents were horny hippies and I am uncomfortably okay with that.

In related news, apparently 60s icon Brigitte Bardot used to just sit around all day playing guitar naked. Look, don’t quote me on that because all I have is photographic evidence.

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