Estrogen and progestin components of oral contraceptives: relationship to vascular disease.

@article{Carr1997EstrogenAP,
  title={Estrogen and progestin components of oral contraceptives: relationship to vascular disease.},
  author={Bruce Richard Carr and Hoffman Ory},
  journal={Contraception},
  year={1997},
  volume={55 5},
  pages={
          267-72
        }
}
Recently, new information has been published about: a) the relationship between combination oral contraceptives (OCs), estrogen dose, cigarette smoking, and the risk of myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke; and b) the effect of different progestins on the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). We review the epidemiologic data. Regardless of age, in the absence of smoking, use of sub-50 micrograms OCs is not associated with any meaningful increase in risk of MI or stroke. If the small… CONTINUE READING
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