The 5α-reductase type 2 (SRD5A2) gene plays a significant role in the development of breast cancer. The V89L and TA repeat polymorphisms of the SRD5A2 gene have been considered as risk factors for breast cancer. However, the results have been inconsistent. To resolve this conflict, we performed a meta-analysis of studies with V89L (1144 patients and 808 controls) and with TA repeat genotyping (1952 cases and 1008 controls). The associations were evaluated by calculating odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs).