Increased Risk of Blood Clots With Newer Birth Control Methods? Your female patients are likely to ask you about a new study released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) showing that women taking certain brands of birth control pills are 75% more likely to develop a blood clot.
ACOG: IUDs, Implants Are Most Effective Reversible Contraceptives. Long-acting reversible contraceptive methods—namely intrauterine devices and implants—are the most effective forms of reversible contraception available and are safe for use by almost all reproductive-age women, according to a Practice Bulletin released by The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. The new recommendations offer guidance in selecting appropriate candidates for LARCs and managing clinical issues that may arise with their use.
New Information Regarding Blood Clots and Birth Control Pills. Patients may ask you about some highly publicized information regarding the risk of deep vein thrombosis and some popular brands of birth control pills. Here’s what you need to know.