(CBS News) 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. The contraceptive shot is usually injected into the buttocks or upper arm once every 3 months, or just under the skin once every 12 to 14 weeks….(Source)
Isn’t contraception just great! I’m sure all the drug companies want to make sure all women know about this too, huh! You know, like it’s a very responsible thing to be a good corporate citizen and no one chooses profits over women’s lives. Hell no.