whether birth control pills containing desogestrel increase the risk of blood clots

There's still a controversy about whether birth control pillscontaining desogestrel increase the risk of blood clots.

Several years ago, researchers found that women taking pillscontaining desogestrel had twice the risk of blood clots as thosetaking 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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