Women taking first generation Pills were, on average, 4.4 times more likely to have a stroke than women not using an oral contraceptive. A 3.4-fold and 3.9-fold increased risk was seen for second and third generation pills. The results are published in the British Medical Journal today.
Professor Lothar Heinemann, from the ZEG Centre for Epidemiology and Health Research in Berlin, wrote: "This risk could be controlled by avoiding prescription of the Pill in women who have important cardiovascular risk factors such as high blood pressure."Reuse content