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Jill Durocher

Combined hormonal contraceptives and venous thromboembolism

Published
May 31st, 2012
Type
Publication
Topic
Contraception
Authors
Raymond, E.G., Burke, A.E., Espey, E.

Obstetrics & Gynecology; May 2012; Vol. 119(5):1039-1044; doi:10.1097/AOG.0b013e31825194ca

This article evaluates the risk of venous thromboembolism associated with combined oral contraceptives based on a review of the literature. The authors offer recommendations to patients, clinicians and policy makers based on their conclusions.