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Yasmin, Yaz, Angeliq and Risk for Blood Clots

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Birth control pills, patches and rings typically contain an estrogen and a progestin component.  It has long been known that estrogen-containing birth control preparations (pill, patch, ring) increase the risk for blood clots (DVT, PE).  This risk is partially due to the estrogen.  However, part of the risk for clots is also due to the type of progestin in these preparations. Read the rest of this entry »

Progestin-only Contraceptives and Blood Clots

| Clotting disorder - thrombophilia, Deep vein thrombosis (DVT), Pulmonary embolism, Women and blood clots | 4 Comments »

Background

It is well known that combination contraceptives (containing estrogens AND progestins) increase the risk for blood clots (venous thromboembolism = VTE). Relatively few data, however, have been published on progestin-only contraceptives, so that until recently it has not been clear whether they increase the risk for VTE or not. Read the rest of this entry »