Letters Migraine and risk of stroke

Author’s reply

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b4866 (Published 17 November 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4866
  1. Elizabeth Loder, chief, Division of Headache and Pain1
  1. 1Department of Neurology, Brigham and Women’s/Faulkner Hospitals and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02130, USA
  1. eloder{at}partners.org

    Stephenson and Rivet are right to remind us that progestin-only methods are one of several alternatives to oestrogen containing contraceptives for women who have migraine with aura.1 2 Guidance from several authoritative groups does recommend against the use of oestrogen containing contraceptives in women who have aura.3 4 5 For many of these women the …

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