Research: Hormonal contraception boosts heart attack, stroke risk

June 14, 2012

The research indicates that the risk for heart attacks and strokes is twice as high among users of combined estrogen-progestin versions.

These include brands such as Yasmin and Yaz pills, the NuvaRing vaginal ring and Ortho Evra patches. However, the overall odds of suffering such debilitating effects are still quite low.

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