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Practice nurses: How would you advise this patient?

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A 27 year old women books an appointment with you to talk about contraception. She has only ever used condoms before but would now like something more reliable. She had an unprovoked deep vein thrombosis two years ago but is otherwise healthy.

What are her options?

Our new module, Practice Pointer: Contraceptive and hormonal treatment options for women with history of venous thromboembolism, has been written in collaboration with The BMJ and will take you through how to advise the woman and how the risk of venous thromboembolism varies with different forms of combined hormonal contraceptive