Myth #4. — Having an abortion increases your risk of breast cancer.

Fact: Abortion does NOT change your breast cancer risk.

• American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2009) ACOG (American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology) Committee Opinion: Induced Abortion and Breast Cancer Risk. Obstet Gynecol 113 (6): pp 1417-1418

• Beral V, Bull D, Doll R, Peto R, Reeves G, & Collaborative Group on Hormonal Factors in Breast Cancer (2004) Breast cancer and abortion: Collaborative reanalysis of data from 53 epidemiological studies, including 83,000 women with breast cancer from 16 countries. Lancet, 363(9414), 1007-1016

• National Cancer Institute. (2005) Summary report: Early reproductive events and breast cancer workshop. Issues in Law & Medicine, 21(2), 161-165