This is NOT intended to tread into the current political discussion on who should or shouldn't pay for birth control. It is designed, however, to leverage the current awareness level of the 'other' benefits of oral contraception and to share information on a disease that matters a lot to me ... one that I am now a 10-year survivor of.
204,000 women are diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer worldwide each year ... 125,00 of them (61% will die within 5 years). At current levels of oral contraception use ... each year, 30,000 women worldwide are prevented from getting this horrible disease ... that means that over 18,000 women's lives are saved.
Irrespective of who pays ... I have 4 nieces ... I want all of them to have access to an important preventative treatment that could reduce their risk of Ovarian cancer by over 58%. Helping reduce the risk that they won't have to experience what their Aunt went through ...
The following is from the American Cancer Society.
Protect yourself from this silent killer ... learn the symptoms ... pay attention to your body and talk to your doctor.
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