Case study: Flight attendant who goes on long haul flights. She has no other contraindications. Declines long-acting reversible contraception (LARC). Can progestogen-only pill (POP) be used?

Yes, POP can be used. There is no evidence that the POP increases VTE risk.

Flight attendants may have reduced risks of VTE compared with sedentary passengers. However, compliance with oral contraception may be a problem for flight attendants who regularly cross different time zones.

View the UKMEC.