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1

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
HTN, migraines
Break through bleeding, spotting

Interaction with courses of antibiotics - inform patients about the use of condoms

2

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

3

What are the adverse effects of the progesterone only pill?

Menstrual irregularities, poor cycle control - most common irregular bleeding
NV headaches
Increased appetite, breast tenderness