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Resource Type: Recommended Reading
Therapy Area: Contraception

Blood clots, COVID-19 vaccines and the contraceptive pill: are we heading for a repeat of the 1995 pill scare?

Source: BMJ Journals

There has been a wealth of media coverage regarding venous thromboembolism (VTE) following certain types of COVID-19 vaccines in the mainstream media and online. To put the risk into perspective for the general public, many journalists, authors and even scientific journals have used the risk of VTE associated with ‘the contraceptive pill’ and air travel as comparators. While this may be well-meaning, it is an unjust comparison and may have unintended consequences on contraceptive use and unplanned pregnancies.

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