A case-control study of oral contraceptive use in women with adenocarcinoma of the uterine cervix

Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 1987 Sep;26(1):85-90. doi: 10.1016/0028-2243(87)90011-6.


To evaluate oral contraceptive (OC) use as a possible cause of the changed ratio between adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix a case-control study was performed. The OC use among 23 women with adenocarcinoma of the uterine cervix was compared with that of a matched group of 46 women with squamous cell carcinoma. No differences in percentage of OC use, duration of such use or period of OC use in relation to diagnosis could be demonstrated between the two groups compared.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adenocarcinoma / chemically induced*
  • Adenocarcinoma / epidemiology
  • Adult
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / epidemiology
  • Contraceptives, Oral / adverse effects*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Sweden
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / chemically induced*
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / epidemiology


  • Contraceptives, Oral