Breast Benefits of the Pill

April 15, 2006

What are the birth control options for a teenager who has ahistory of surgical excision of bilateral tubular adenomasof the breasts?

What are the birth control options for a teenager who has ahistory of surgical excision of bilateral tubular adenomasof the breasts?
-MD

I would recommend that this patient be given low-dose(20 to 35 µg of estradiol) combination oral contraceptives.These agents are known to reduce the incidenceand severity of cystic and adenomatous changes ofthe breasts.

-Philip Darney, MD
  Professor and Chief, Obstetrics and Gynecology
  University of California, San Francisco