Which is the safest combined oral contraceptive pill?
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Which is the safest combined oral contraceptive pill? Bottom line: Oral contraceptives containing low-dose estrogen (20 microgram) combined with levonorgestrel, compared with pills containing higher dose estrogen or the progestins gestodene and desogestrel, have the lowest risk of PE.Review and summary of: Weill A, Dalichampt M, Raguideau F, Ricordeau P, Blotiere PO, Rudant J, et al. Low dose oestrogen combined oral contraception and risk of pulmonary embolism, stroke, and myocardial infarction in five million French women: cohort study. BMJ. 2016; 353:i2002.
Evidence-based practice 20, no. 6 (2017): 05