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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… 

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