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Why prescribe combined hormonal contraception

Publication date: Saturday, 08 June 2013
Contributor(s): Dr Jenny Brotherston

Renewed publicity about the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) with combined hormonal contraception (CHC) may encourage busy GPs to prescribe progesterone-only pills to women declining long-acting reversible contraception (LARC). This article aims to put the bad press into context, outline the lifestyle and long-term health benefits of the combined methods, and offer advice about which CHC might suit which client.
Category: Editorial
Edition: WHJ-Online
Contributor(s): Dr Jenny Brotherston

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