Hormonal contraceptives and arterial disease: an epidemiological update.

  title={Hormonal contraceptives and arterial disease: an epidemiological update.},
  author={Genevi{\'e}ve Plu-Bureau and Justine Hugon-Rodin and Lorraine Maitrot-Mantelet and Marianne Canonico},
  journal={Best practice & research. Clinical endocrinology & metabolism},
  volume={27 1},
The cardiovascular safety of widely used combined hormonal contraceptives is still debated. Newer generations of oral formulations as well as non-oral contraceptives (transdermal and vaginal) have been recently evaluated in the context of cardiovascular disease. This review provides a summary of the association between combined oral contraceptives (COCs) and arterial diseases, with an emphasis on new formulations of hormonal contraceptives, as well as routes of administration. A systematic… CONTINUE READING


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