[Venous thromboembolic disease and oral contraceptives].

  title={[Venous thromboembolic disease and oral contraceptives].},
  author={K. Overgaard and Ole Hauch and Oejvind Lidegaard},
  journal={Ugeskrift for laeger},
  volume={148 37},
Ever since 1961, there has been discussion on possible thromboembolic effects from the use of oral contraceptives. The purpose of this Danish study was to determine if birth-control pill users did have an increased risk of venous thromboembolic disease (VTD), including deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. In previous research, morbidity from VTD has been found to show a great variance, as high as 1/330 woman years in 1 study to as low as 1/5,000 woman years in another. In these… CONTINUE READING