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Skin patches 'riskier' than pill

11th May 2012

The British Pregnancy Advisory Service said there was no reason for women to panic after researchers suggested that using skin patches or vaginal rings for contraception presents a higher risk of developing serious blood clots than the pill.

The study from the University of Copenhagen, published on the BMJ website, followed more than 1.6 million women in Denmark for a decade to compare the risks of developing clots. They said that women should be aware of the risks with each form of contraception.


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