• Medicine
  • Published in Contraception Report 1995

The truth about oral contraceptives, heart attack, stroke and blood clots.

@article{1995TheTA,
  title={The truth about oral contraceptives, heart attack, stroke and blood clots.},
  author={},
  journal={Contraception Report},
  year={1995},
  volume={6 2 Suppl},
  pages={
          1-2
        }
}
    Smoking is dangerous for all women, regardless of the method of contraception used. Women who smoke and take the oral contraceptive pill should stop smoking, since the combined effect of smoking and oral contraception may increase a woman's risk of heart attack compared to smoking only. Since women under age 35 who smoke and use the pill are at greater risk of death from pregnancy and childbirth than from using the pill, smoking and not oral pill use should be eliminated from their lives in… CONTINUE READING