Danish Study says NuvaRing has increased risk

SUMMARY: In this study of Danish women, the NuvaRing vaginal ring was associated with a 2.5 increased risk of a thrombotic stroke and a 2.1 increased risk of a myocardial infarction (MI), or heart attack.

Unlike several earlier studies that have assessed the risk of venous thromboembolism — i.e., blood clots in the veins causing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE) — with newer hormonal contraception such as YAZ and Yasmin birth control pills, this new Danish study about the NuvaRing focuses on clot risks in arteries, or arterial clots.

Click on the link to read the full report:  DanishReport