Interesting Fact: The typical American woman wants two children.
The average age Americans lose their virginities is 17.1. Nowadays women aged 17-44 who are sexually experimented if they want to achieve their goal of having 2 children they are forced to use a contraceptual method. The birth control pill is the most popular contraceptive method with 28% among all the women that use one.
Since the early 1960s, birth control pills have become the most popular form of birth control used in the U.S. But there is a association between estrogen and an increased risk of breast cancer which leads to a debate about the role of birth control pills with breast cancer. Some researchers think this might be due to the fact that the level of hormones in birth control pills has changed since they were studied. Early birth control pills contained much higher levels of hormones than today`s low-dose pills. What was found is that the longer use of the pill seemed to increase the risk and that 10 years or more after women stopped using birth control pills, their breast cancer risk returned to the same levels as if they had never used birth control pills.
A study by Women`s Contraceptive adn Reproductive Experience (Women`s CARE) done between 1994 and 1998 showed there was no increased risk of breast cancer in current or former users of birth control pills. So far, studies have not found a overall increased risk of breast cancer due to the use of oral contraceptives.