The Pill's increased risk of stroke confirmed

Hormone-based contraception, including pills and rings are associated with an increased risk of thrombotic stroke and myocardial infarction, the largest study into the issue has confirmed.

The study of 1.7 million Danish women aged 15 to 49 found that those taking combined contraceptive pills had a higher relative risk of thrombotic stroke and MI than those not using the medication.

Increased risk ranged from a factor of 0.9 to 1.7 for low-dose oestrogen oral contraception and 1