Posts Tagged ‘progestogens’

October 26th, 2011

Danish Study Clarifies VTE Risk Associated with Newer Progestogens in Oral Contraceptives

A large new study from Denmark provides the best evidence yet that third-generation oral contraceptives (OCs) containing drospirenone, desogestrel, or gestodene (sometimes used to treat dysmenorrhea) are associated with twice the risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE) as second-generation OCs containing levonorgestrel. In a paper published in BMJ,  Øjvind Lidegaard and colleagues analyzed data from national registries containing more […]