new guidelines for using oral contraceptives in women with chronic conditions

The American College of OB/GYNs just released new guidelines for using oral contraceptives in women with chronic conditions.

Hypertension. OCs can increase blood pressure in some women...possibly increasing the risk of MI or stroke.

Consider OCs for women with hypertension only if they are under 35...don't smoke...and their blood pressure is well-controlled.

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