LONDON, April 30, 2003 ( – As reported by LifeSite on April 4, a new study from Oxford University provides what it calls “irrefutable” proof that the likelihood of developing cervical cancer increases with the use of the contraceptive pill.

Now, LifeSite can provide the link to The Lancet in which the full study appears. The article, “Cervical cancer and use of hormonal contraceptives: a systematic review” covered 28 studies to reach its conclusions, published in The Lancet 2003 Vol 361 pp.1159-67 and included a joint literature review conducted by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (Lyon, France), the Cancer Research UK Epidemiology Unit (Oxford, UK), the Institute of Cancer Research (Sutton, Surrey) and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (London).  For access to The Lancet (Registration required):   For previous LifeSite coverage: