convenience and dependability of the pill will continue to outweigh worries about a possible link to breast cancer. For others, this possible link will provide motivation to use another method. Adequate information and supportive counseling will help each woman sort through her own, unique situation.

Although the possibility exists that younger pill users may have increased risk of breast cancer prior to first full-term birth, based on the current state of knowledge as to the benefit/risk ratio of pill use, the committee recommends no fundamental change in prescribing practice for oral contraceptives at this time.



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