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VTE in women may suggest inappropriate prescriptions of combined hormonal contraceptives

April 26, 2017

Women assigned combined hormonal contraceptives who experience a venous thromboembolism may have vascular contraindications suggesting inappropriate prescriptions, according to findings published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

Genevievé Plu-Bureau, MD, PhD, of the department of gynecology and endocrinology, Hôpital Port-Royal in Paris, and colleagues evaluated 2,088 French women using combined hormonal contraceptives with a first confirmed episode of VTE referred to the hospital’s outpatient clinic between 2000 and 2009. Researchers sought to determine the prevalence of combined hormonal contraceptives prescribed counter to several international guidelines and the impact of such prescriptions on VTE.

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