whether birth control pills containing desogestrel increase the risk of thrombosis

There's new info in the controversy about whether birth controlpills containing desogestrel increase the risk of thrombosis.

Several years ago, researchers found that women taking pillscontaining desogestrel had TWICE the risk of venous thrombosis asthose taking pills containing older progestins.

This led to warnings in the package inserts for Desogen andOrtho-Cept...and restrictions on the use of these pills in Europe.

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