Listen for Concerns About Contraception and COVID-19 Infection

Patients may ask whether it's safe to take hormonal contraceptives if they have COVID-19...due to fear of clot risk.

We know that patients hospitalized with COVID-19 are at increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE).

And taking combo contraceptives with estrogen (pill, patch, ring, etc) can also increase clot risk...raising questions about whether these should be temporarily stopped in patients with COVID-19.

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