Intended for healthcare professionals

Letters Migraine and risk of stroke

Author’s reply

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (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}

    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 …

    View Full Text

    Log in

    Log in through your institution


    * For online subscription