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Letters Venous thromboembolism guidance

Let’s not talk about sex …

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 17 February 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c916
  1. Lucinda Farmer, trainee in sexual and reproductive health1
  1. 1Bristol Sexual Health Services, Bristol BS2 0JD
  1. lucinda.farmer{at}

    In summarising the latest guidance from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) on reducing the risk of venous thromboembolism in hospital patients, Hill and Treasure do not say that oestrogen containing contraceptives should be stopped four weeks before elective surgery.1 Even in the full guidance some aspects of contraception are discussed almost …

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