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Contraceptive pills cause 2,500 accidents and 20 dead per annum

26 Mar 2013 - 10h51 | By INSERM PRESS OFFICE | France

According to a report published today by the ANSM (The French National Agency for Medicines and Health Products Safety), between 2000 and 2011, the risk of venous  thromboembolism linked to combined oral contraceptives (the pill) is estimated at 2,529 per year, of which 1,751 is attributable to pills of the third  and fourth generation.

The annual number of deaths from pulmonary embolism attributable to use of the pill is estimated at 20 of which six deaths are attributable to pills of the first and second generation and 14 attributable to pills of the third and fourth generation.

For a comment on this report, please contact Nathalie Bajos, Inserm research director on (33) 1 45 21 22 73 nathalie.bajos@inserm.fr

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