The use of talcum powder in the genital area and ovarian cancer have been linked for decades. Talcum powder is still being used and it seems many women do not know the association with ovarian cancer. Here is yet another study which warns women against using talcum powder!
CME Talc Use in Genital Area Linked to Increased Risk for Ovarian Cancer
Women should avoid using talc in the genital area, say researchers reporting further evidence supporting an association between such use and an increase in the risk for ovarian cancer.
(Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2008;17:2436-2444.) Medscape Medical News