Effect of oestrogen dose on whole blood platelet activation in women taking new low dose oral contraceptives.

@article{Norris1994EffectOO,
  title={Effect of oestrogen dose on whole blood platelet activation in women taking new low dose oral contraceptives.},
  author={Lucy A Norris and John Bonnar},
  journal={Thrombosis and haemostasis},
  year={1994},
  volume={72 6},
  pages={926-30}
}
Oral contraceptive use is known to cause changes in the haemostatic system. These changes are thought to be related to oestrogen dose and to provide a possible link between the increased risk of thromboembolic disease known to occur in women taking oestrogen containing oral contraceptives. This study measured whole blood platelet activation, serially, in women taking oral contraceptives containing 20 micrograms and 30 micrograms ethinyloestradiol combined with desogestrel. Increased levels of… CONTINUE READING