Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Things I Did Not Know: Nuns and Cancer

Nuns have very high rates of breast, ovarian, and uterine cancer. This was noticed as long ago as 1713. Childbirth helps protect women from these diseases.

So does the birth control pill, although not as much as childbearing, so some doctors have advised the Vatican to offer the pill to nuns. I rather doubt they will take this advice.

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