Breast Cancer and Oral Contraceptives
This is a study from the Mayo Clinic recently published but not publicized!
A meta-analysis was performed on 34 previous studies looking at oral contraceptives and a link to breast cancer. The conclusion was that there is definitely an increased risk of pre-menopausal breast cancer in women taking estrogen containing oral contraceptives, particularly if they took them before their first child. This is not a small statistical aberration from one small study. A meta-analysis carries much statistical power due to the large numbers of patients that are collectively studied. So, why isn't this being widely reported in the media at the same time that there has been an explosion of breast cancer in younger women in our country? Is there anyone out there who does not know of several friends or acquaintances that have been diagnosed with breast cancer? Even within the medical community, there has not been much made of these findings. As Pro-life Christians, we are obligated to protect the lives of women, even after they are born! Please feel free to share this study with as many young people as you know.
While I am blogging about Oral Contraceptives, some of our brethren in the evangelical community have been drawing some pretty "Catholic conclusions" regarding birth control. Albert Mohler PhD. has stated that evangelical Christians must rethink the "contraceptive mentality."
..."we should look closely at the Catholic moral argument as found in Humanae Vitae. Evangelicals will find themselves in surprising agreement with much of the encyclical's argument. As the Pope warned, widespread use of the Pill has led to "serious consequences" including marital infidelity and rampant sexual immorality. In reality, the Pill allowed a near-total abandonment of Christian sexual morality in the larger culture. Once the sex act was severed from the likelihood of childbearing, the traditional structure of sexual morality collapsed." www.AlbertMohler.com