Flashcards in Contraception Deck (3)
What are the adverse effects of the combined oral contraceptive pill COCP?
Venous thromboembolism : (VTE in 2nd generation pills 1.5/1,000 - greater risk than pregnant women
Break through bleeding, spotting
Interaction with courses of antibiotics - inform patients about the use of condoms
Which cancers are associated with COCP use?
There is an increased risk of breast and cervical cancer
The COCP provides some protection against ovarian and endometrial cancer