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New Studies Examine Global Ovarian, HPV-Related Cancer Rates, The Guardian Reports

The Guardian: Fall in ovarian cancer deaths worldwide linked to contraceptive pill use
“Deaths from ovarian cancer have fallen around the world, largely because of the widespread use of the contraceptive pill, according to a major new study. Another factor is the decline in long-term use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT), according to Italian academics who carried out the study, published in leading cancer journal Annals of Oncology…” (Boseley, 9/5).

The Guardian: HPV infection rates plummet after vaccine with China the next frontier
“…Monday marks the 10-year anniversary of the [human papillomavirus (HPV)] vaccine being released in Australia, and research led by the Royal Woman’s hospital in Victoria and published to coincide with the anniversary has found that HPV infection rates have plummeted … by up to 90 percent, the researchers say. They found similarly significant decreases in genital warts and cervical abnormalities in many of the 129 countries they examined. In China, however, … the number of HPV-related cancers remains high…” (Davey, 9/4).

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