Transdermal patches and vaginal rings increase risk of venous thrombosis

Researchers have found that women who use transdermal patches for contraception have a risk of venous thrombosis that is close to 8 times that of nonusers of hormonal contraception. For vaginal rings, the risk is 6.5 times that of nonusers.

The study “points out the benefits of oral and intrauterine contraception with levonorgestrel compared to the transdermal patches and the vaginal rings.”
-Nayna Dastur, MD, FICGO, DGO, DFP, Mumbai, India, member of the mdCurrent-India Editorial Advisory Board

In the study, conducted by researchers in Denmark, users of combined oral contraceptives had a relative risk of...

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