Combined hormonal contraception and the risk of venous thromboembolism: a guideline

All combined hormonal contraceptives increase the risk of venous thromboembolism. In the patient in whom combined hormonal contraception is appropriate, it is reasonable to use any currently available preparation.

Volume 107, Issue 1, Pages 43-51

Authors:

Practice Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Abstract:

While venous thromboembolism (VTE) is rare in young women of reproductive age, combined oral contraceptives increase the risk of VTE. In the patient in whom combined hormonal contraception is appropriate, it is reasonable to use any currently available preparation.


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