PROGESTIN-ONLY CONTRACEPTIVES AND THROMBOEMBOLISM RISK

Study looks at risk of blood clots with progestin-only contraceptive methods (AUG 2012) - A meta-analysis in the British Medical Journal compared the risk of blood clots (deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism) in women using progestin-only contraceptives (e.g. Mirena® IUD, progestin-only pills, Depo Provera® injection) to women who were not using hormonal contraception. The analysis included 8 observational studies (5 case-control, 3 cohort). [PubMed abstract]

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