22 Oct '15, 11am

This is a great article discussing the risks of BLOOD CLOTS that women should be aware of:

This is a great article discussing the risks of BLOOD CLOTS that women should be aware of:

Andra James, MD, Duke University Men may actually have a higher overall risk of thrombosis than women, but women have risks due to pregnancy, birth control and postmenopausal hormone therapy that men do not. These risks are generally attributed to estrogen, a key ingredient in birth control pills, patches, and rings, and in postmenopausal hormone therapy. Estrogen does not cause blood clots, but it does increase the risk by several-fold. Birth control pills, the leading method of birth control in the United States, increase the chance of developing a blood clot by about three- to four-fold. Most birth control pills contain an estrogen and a progestin (synthetic progesterone). Estrogen and progesterone have many effects on a woman’s body. They are the hormones that sustain pregnancy and, when given in the form of birth control pills, imitate, and, therefore, prevent pregnan...

Full article: http://www.stoptheclot.org/learn_more/womens_health_faq.htm

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