the risk of thrombosis with hormonal contraceptives

New research will shed light on the risk of thrombosis with hormonal contraceptives.

Estrogen increases production of clotting factors...and progestins modulate estrogen's effects.

Venous thromboembolism occurs in 2 to 3 women per 10,000 per year who are under age 50 NOT using hormonal contraception...or using progestin-only contraceptives (pills, Depo-Provera, Mirena IUD, etc).

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