Tag: birth control pill

Birth Control Pills and IUDs Increase Breast Cancer Risk

Written by Dr. David Brownstein For many years, I have been counselling my patients not to use birth control pills as a form of contraception. My reasoning was that there were too many adverse effects with oral contraceptives and there were safe and effective alternatives that were not associated with serious adverse effects. In the… Read More »

Should You Test a Woman’s Hormones If She’s on the Pill?

Written by Mark Newman, President of Precision Analytical, Inc.  One of the most common questions we receive at the Precision Analytical lab involves testing hormones when a woman is on the birth control pill (or the birth control ring or birth control implants). We have been asked if someone on the pill can just stop their… Read More »