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Different combined oral contraceptives and the risk of venous thrombosis: systematic review and network meta-analysis

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f5298 (Published 12 September 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5298

Newer oral contraceptives prolong survival in women

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 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

04 December 2015
Stavros Saripanidis
Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Thessaloniki, Greece