Popular Form of Contraception Possibly Doubles Blood Clot Risk

Reuters reported on a recent study released in the medical journal Obstetrics and Gynecology which suggests that women using the contraceptive patch appear to be more than twice as likely to develop dangerous blood clots in their veins as those who use oral contraceptives. Conducted during April 2002 through December 2004, researchers studied 202,000 women who were taking birth control pills and 49,000 women who wore the contraceptive patch.

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