Venous thromboembolism in women taking hormonal contraceptives

  title={Venous thromboembolism in women taking hormonal contraceptives},
  author={{\'A}. Blanco-Molina and M. Monreal},
  journal={Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy},
  pages={211 - 215}
  • Á. Blanco-Molina, M. Monreal
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
  • Hormonal contraceptives are a popular method of contraception, but their use has been associated with an increased risk for venous thromboembolism. In order to reduce such risk, these compounds have been changed in their dosage, chemical composition and route of administration. The absolute risk of death from pulmonary embolism in contraceptive users has been estimated to be 10.5 (95% CI: 6.2–16.6) per million woman-years. The safest option is an oral contraceptive containing levonorgestrel… CONTINUE READING
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