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Injectable and oral contraceptive use and cancers of the breast, cervix, ovary, and endometrium in black South African women: case-control study.

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BACKGROUND: Oral contraceptives are known to influence the risk of cancers of the female reproductive system. Evidence regarding the relationship between injectable contraceptives and these cancers is limited, especially in black South Africans, among whom injectable contraceptives are used more commonly than oral contraceptives. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We analysed data from a South African hospital-based case-control study of black females aged 18-79 y, comparing self-reported contraceptive us...

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10.1371/journal.pmed.1001182

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South African Medical Research Council More from this funder
South African National Health Laboratory Service More from this funder
University of the Witwatersrand More from this funder
Cancer Association of South Africa More from this funder
Cancer Research UK More from this funder
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Public Library of Science Publisher's website
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PLoS medicine Journal website
Volume:
9
Issue:
3
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Article: e1001182
Publication date:
2012-01-01
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EISSN:
1549-1676
ISSN:
1549-1277
URN:
uuid:8f7da73e-d7c5-46b6-b3e4-99cd2f797f60
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316456
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pubs:316456

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