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Prostate Cancer May Be Linked to Birth Control Pills in Water Supply, University of Toronto Study


11/15/2011 7:11:22 AM

Countries where the highest numbers of women use oral contraceptives have the highest rates of death from prostate cancer, a new study finds. Birth control pills contain the female hormone estrogen, and in recent years, some experts have raised concerns about the presence of estrogen and similar compounds in foods and the water supply. The new study may raise those concerns further, though the authors said the findings are preliminary.

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