VTE risk slightly higher with extended and continuous oral contraception

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) risk is slightly higher for women using extended- and continuous-cycle combined oral contraceptive (COC) regimens but the difference may not be clinically significant, US research suggests. With many women opting for extended cycles of 84/7 days or 365/0 days of COC use in place of the traditional 21/7 Pill cycle, epidemiologists at ...

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