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  • Injectable contraceptive doubles risk of breast cancer, study shows

    04/23/2012 8:32:07 PM PDT · by Notwithstanding · 10 replies
    CBS ^ | 4/5/2012 | Monica DyBuncio
    An injectable form of birth control doubles breast cancer risk among young women, according to a new study. The study examined younger women, ages 20 to 44, and confirmed a link between depo-medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) - the main ingredient in the contraceptive sold under the brand name Depo-Provera - and breast cancer risk.
  • Risks: Loss of Bone Mass Linked to Contraceptive

    01/12/2010 7:59:42 PM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies · 532+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 12, 2010 | RONI CARYN RABIN
    Almost half of all women who use a popular injected contraceptive lose a significant amount of bone mass within two years, and researchers now say the greatest risk is to smokers, women who don’t consume enough calcium and those who have never gone through a pregnancy. A study that followed women who used the birth-control method — a shot of depot medroxyprogesterone acetate, better known as DMPA or Depo-Provera, every three months — found that 45 percent of the users experienced bone mineral density losses of 5 percent or more in the hip or lower spine, researchers said. The study...