Contemporary Hormonal Contraception and the Risk of Breast Cancer

Last week a story broke in the News media about an article that appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine entitled, "Contemporary Hormonal Contraception and the Risk of Breast Cancer." I received a number of queries about this news story and told patients that I needed to see the original article itself and spend a good deal of time dissecting the "fine print." It is a very long and complicated article but let me make the following observations: It was a study done on a registry of Da...