Thrombotic risks of oral contraceptives

@article{Rott2012ThromboticRO,
  title={Thrombotic risks of oral contraceptives},
  author={Hannelore Rott},
  journal={Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology},
  year={2012},
  volume={24},
  pages={235–240}
}
  • H. Rott
  • Published 1 August 2012
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Purpose of review To inform about the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) of different hormonal contraceptives in different patient groups. Recent findings Combined oral contraceptives (COCs) differ significantly regarding VTE risk depending on amount of estrogen and type of progestogen: COCs containing desogestrol, gestoden or drospirenone in combination with ethinylestradiol (so called third-generation or fourth-generation COCs) are associated with a higher VTE risk than COCs with… 
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