Combined oral contraceptives, migraine and ischaemic stroke. Clinical and Scientific Committee of the Faculty of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care and the Family Planning Association.


The incidence of ischaemic stroke is low in women of reproductive age but increased in women with migraine, particularly if they also take combined oral contraceptives (COCs). Since there is limited evidence that this risk may be further focused on some groups of women with migraine, this paper presents current recommendations for COC use by a confirmed… (More)


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