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Oral contraceptives and life expectancy.
Stud Fam Plann. 1986 May-Jun; 17(3):117-25.SF

Abstract

Life expectancy for women in the United States is 77.34 years; women who take oral contraceptives (OCs) for five years before the age of 30 can expect to live about four days longer. This is due primarily to protection against ovarian and endometrial cancers. For women taking pills for five years in their thirties there is a maximum loss of 18 days on the average that is attributable to OC use, and for women over 45 this rises to 80 days. The decreased life expectancy is due mainly to the increased mortality from myocardial infarction and stroke. This is substantially less than life lost due to use of a variety of other substances, most notably tobacco.

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Journal Article
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

3523849

Citation

Fortney, J A., et al. "Oral Contraceptives and Life Expectancy." Studies in Family Planning, vol. 17, no. 3, 1986, pp. 117-25.
Fortney JA, Harper JM, Potts M. Oral contraceptives and life expectancy. Stud Fam Plann. 1986;17(3):117-25.
Fortney, J. A., Harper, J. M., & Potts, M. (1986). Oral contraceptives and life expectancy. Studies in Family Planning, 17(3), 117-25.
Fortney JA, Harper JM, Potts M. Oral Contraceptives and Life Expectancy. Stud Fam Plann. 1986 May-Jun;17(3):117-25. PubMed PMID: 3523849.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Oral contraceptives and life expectancy. AU - Fortney,J A, AU - Harper,J M, AU - Potts,M, PY - 1986/5/1/pubmed PY - 1986/5/1/medline PY - 1986/5/1/entrez KW - Age Specific Death Rate KW - Americas KW - Cancer KW - Cardiovascular Effects KW - Cervical Cancer KW - Comparative Studies KW - Contraception KW - Contraceptive Agents KW - Contraceptive Agents, Female KW - Contraceptive Methods KW - Death Rate KW - Demographic Analysis KW - Demographic Factors KW - Developed Countries KW - Developing Countries KW - Diseases KW - Endometrial Cancer KW - Epidemiologic Methods KW - Family Planning KW - Heart Diseases KW - Length Of Life KW - Life Expectancy KW - Life Table Method KW - Measurement KW - Mortality KW - Myocardial Infarction KW - Neoplasms KW - North America KW - Northern America KW - Oral Contraceptives KW - Ovarian Cancer KW - Population KW - Population Dynamics KW - Pregnancy Complications KW - Research Methodology KW - Research Report KW - Studies KW - United States SP - 117 EP - 25 JF - Studies in family planning JO - Stud Fam Plann VL - 17 IS - 3 N2 - Life expectancy for women in the United States is 77.34 years; women who take oral contraceptives (OCs) for five years before the age of 30 can expect to live about four days longer. This is due primarily to protection against ovarian and endometrial cancers. For women taking pills for five years in their thirties there is a maximum loss of 18 days on the average that is attributable to OC use, and for women over 45 this rises to 80 days. The decreased life expectancy is due mainly to the increased mortality from myocardial infarction and stroke. This is substantially less than life lost due to use of a variety of other substances, most notably tobacco. SN - 0039-3665 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/3523849/Oral_contraceptives_and_life_expectancy_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -