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Newer types of birth control pills confirmed to raise blood clot risk

Newer types of birth control pills confirmed to raise blood clot risk

Women who take newer types of birth control pills face a higher risk of developing blood clots than women who take older types, researchers said Tuesday, providing what some called "clarifying" evidence that more modern contraceptives designed as safer options may in fact pose more risk than earlier formulations. Poring over two medical records databases to study more than 50,000 15- to 49-year-old women in Britain, University of Nottingham researcher Yana Vinogradova and colleagues found, as researchers have known for decades, that women who took combined oral contraceptives (formulations that include versions of two hormones, estrogen and progestin) had a higher risk of...

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