"While these types of transdermal hormonal contraceptives may be more convenient for some women and lead to better compliance with appropriate use, they have their own set of medical side effects and concerns," she said.
"This highlights the importance of reviewing the risks, benefits and alternatives among differing types of medications within the same broad category," Poynor added.
For some women, these types of medications are extremely useful, but their potentially elevated risk of thrombosis should be reviewed before prescribing them, Poynor stressed.
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