• By Deborah Balzer

Mayo Clinic News Network Headline 5/29/15

May 29, 2015

In today's Mayo Clinic News Network Headline with Vivien Williams:

  • A new study by British researchers finds women who take newer formulations of oral contraceptives may have an elevated risk of developing venous thromboembolism — or blood clots in the veins — than women who take earlier generations of birth control pills. Mayo Clinic hematology expert Dr. John Heit says the study measured the risk of blood clots in veins among women receiving different types of birth control and adds that while there is a higher chance of blood clots for women taking the newer contraceptives, the risk remains very low.

Click here to read more about birth control pills.

Journalists: Video is available in the downloads. [TRT 1:27] Click here for the script.

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