Blood clot risk from use of oral contraceptives

Tagged :
Print
Text Size: Normal / Medium / Large
Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version

The British Medical Journal has published a study confirming that some oral contraceptives are more likely to cause serious blood clots than others.

The study found that women on birth control pills containing the hormone drospirenone have at least double the risk of venous thromboembolism compared with women taking older pills made with the hormone levonorgestrel.

Read more about this in a report on CBC. There was also an article on Medscape.

Read the original article in BMJ.