Human Biology, 14 Edition

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 1-25924-574-8
ISBN 13: 978-1-25924-574-9

Chapter 17 - Engage - Page 385: 3


Birth control pills inhibit FSH release; the result of a fall in FSH levels is a reduction in the number of follicles developed and released. The growth and release of fewer follicles may be the reason for the associated lower risk in of ovarian cancer.

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A fertility-enhancing drug may increase the risk of developing ovarian cancer by increasing the number of cell divisions in the ovary.
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