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Risk of venous thromboembolism from use of oral contraceptives containing different progestogens and oestrogen doses: Danish cohort study, 2001-9

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d6423 (Published 25 October 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d6423

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Newer oral contraceptives make women live longer

Recent evidence from long term observations of hundreds of thousands of women, in 10 European Countries, clearly demonstrated that the use of oral contraceptives reduced mortality by roughly 10%. Despite all described thromboembolism risks, apparently.
Reference
doi: 10.1186/s12916-015-0484-3.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4627614/

Competing interests: No competing interests

29 February 2016
Stavros Saripanidis
Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Thessaloniki, Greece