"TAKE IT EASY" Fewer cardiovascular events with contraceptives containing 20 micrograms of ethinylestradiol
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Combined oestrogen/progestogen oral contraceptives which contain 30 to 40 micrograms of ethinylestradiol per tablet, together with a proven progestogen such as levonorgestrel, are among the most effective methods of contraception. They carry a lower risk of cardiovascular disorders than contraceptives having a higher dose of ethinylestradiol, or those containing a so-called third generation progestogen (desogestrel or gestodene), chlormadinone, cyproterone or drospirenone...

contraceptive failure • missed • healthcare claims • stroke • smoking status...

Questions (True or False?)
1- Contraceptives based on 30 to 40 micrograms ethinylestradiol and levonorgestrel are among the most effective contraception methods

2- Contraceptives containing 20 micrograms ethinylestradiol expose to a higher risk of contraceptive failure after missed pills

3- Reducing the dose of ethinylestradiol to 20 micrograms appears to increase the risk of thrombosis

4- The cohort study included women recently hospitalised for stroke

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