Oral contraceptives, clotting factors, and thrombosis.

  • Tammi Meade
  • Published 1982 in American journal of obstetrics and gynecology


Oral contraceptives (OCs) raise the plasma levels of some clotting factors, especially factor VII. Until recently, however, there has been no evidence for a relationship between high levels of clotting factor and the onset of clinically manifest vascular disease. It has not been established, on a preliminary basis, that high levels of factors VII and VIII… (More)


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