A study out of Denmark published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology showed a link between the use of hormonal contraception (“the Pill”) and a type of brain tumor called glioma. The study found that women who have taken birth control pills at any point had a 50 percent higher chance of developing a tumor in their lifetime.

Brittany Maynard, who became known last year for her advocacy for assisted suicide and eventual death, was stricken with a tumor in the glioma family.

This is disturbing news and should raise eyebrows. Birth control pills are widely used and can be acquired by a minor without parental involvement. They’re also free for most consumers due to the HHS Mandate. Consumers are constantly told that these drugs are safe. That being said, for many people (including the thousands who recently sued Merck over complications with the NuvaRing contraceptive) the use of contraceptives has had life-altering side effects. While the risk of brain cancer remains small, even with extended contraceptive use, is it really smart to do something to increase those chances?

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