A regular menstrual cycle means a continual turnover of cells in the ovaries. Cancers are formed when the turnover of cells becomes disorganised,” Dr. Joseph Sgroi says. “If you can somehow stop continual turnover – like with the contraceptive pill, childbirth and breastfeeding – it’s postulated that your risk of developing ovarian cancer is reduced.”
“When you’re pregnant, your period stops. These women sometimes go onto breastfeed, and during breastfeeding women do not have menstrual periods,” he continues.
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