Contraceptive hormone use and cardiovascular disease.

  title={Contraceptive hormone use and cardiovascular disease.},
  author={Chrisandra L Shufelt and C Noel Bairey Merz},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  volume={53 3},
Contraceptive hormones, most commonly prescribed as oral contraceptives (OCs), are a widely utilized method to prevent ovulation, implantation, and, therefore, pregnancy. The Women's Health Initiative demonstrated cardiovascular risk linked to menopausal hormone therapy among women without pre-existing cardiovascular disease, prompting a review of the safety, efficacy, and side effects of other forms of hormone therapy. A variety of basic science, animal, and human data suggests that… CONTINUE READING
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