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Birth Control Pill and Prostate Cancer: a Connection

Posted on 22 March 2009 by admin

As incredible as it may seem. There may be a link between the birth control pill and prostate cancer, a disease unique to men. Scientists at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri exposed mice to ethinylestradiol, an artificial hormone used in oral contraceptives. The scientists observed a narrowing of the bladder neck and an increase in the number and size of prostate ducts.

According to Frederick vom Saal, the lead scientist:

“These chemicals [mimic] extremely potent synthetic sex hormones, strong enough to completely control an adult women’s reproductive system,” vom Saal told New Scientist.com. “The developing fetus is extremely sensitive to chemical disturbance…so exposing a male baby to them is a very bad idea.”

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