Oral contraceptives

  title={Oral contraceptives},
  author={Kamran Abbasi},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
  • K. Abbasi
  • Published 21 July 2001
  • Medicine
  • BMJ : British Medical Journal
The debate over third generation oral contraceptives and venous thromboembolism has frequently surfaced in the BMJ in recent years, and the central dilemma has been how best to explain risk. James Drife's editorial (p 119) makes it all sound rather simple, and his analysis is about the clearest beacon in an ocean of confused risk assessment. The choppiest waters are inevitably found on the web. It seems that the 1995 Lancet paper that set tongues wagging about the third generation pill…