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Despite low risk of blood clots, contraceptive pill is generally 'extremely safe'

15 July 2017: The Daily Mail reported the death of a young woman from blood clots on the lung, who was taking the contraceptive pill. Jane Bass, spokesperson at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and senior pharmacist specialising in women’s health, said: “It’s known that taking the pill can increase your risk of having a blood clot, but given the number of women who take them and the years over which they have been collected, it is very low risk. In general it is extremely safe.”

Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal DOI: 10.1211/PJ.2017.20203194

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