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Skyla IUD – New Birth Control Method Suitable for Women at Risk for Blood Clots

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Dr. Stephan Moll writes… Skyla® is a new intrauterine device (IUD) birth control option, approved in February 2013 by the FDA.  Skyla® is like a small version of the Mirena® IUD; it releases low doses of the hormone progestin to help the IUD prevent pregnancy.  It has the following features: Read the rest of this entry »

Progestin-only Contraceptives and Blood Clots

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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 »