Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, May 31st, 2006
Study 1: A recent review did not find a clear increase in the risk of venous thromboembolism by hormonal contraceptives among women with thrombogenic mutations.
According to he review, "Because use of combined oral contraceptives (COCs) confers some risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), there is concern that this effect may be greater among women with thrombogenic mutations. We searched the MEDLINE and EMBASE databases for all articles published from January 1966 through September 2004 for evidence relevant to hormonal contraception and thrombogenic...
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