FSRH contributes to BBC More or Less discussion on contraceptive side effects

Posted 13 December 2016

Date: 13 Dec 2016

Type: FSRH News and Information

Author: FSRH Policy Team

This week Dr Sarah Hardman, Co-director of the FSRH Clinical Effectiveness Unit (CEU), participated in a short discussion aired on the BBC World Service about studies examining the side effects of hormonal contraception.

The discussion hears from a range of experts, including Dr Sarah Hardman, who takes care to critically unpack the results of different studies that examine the side effects of hormonal contraception and give perspective on some of the conclusions that have been drawn.

Particular focus is given to statements about blood clots that are made in a short film hosted on the Guardian website. In addition to this interview, FSRH’s CEU has also produced an evidence based statement to provide further perspective on the associated link between combined hormonal contraception and blood clots.

Listen to the discussion in full

Read the article about the discussion in full

Read CEU’s statement on Combined Hormonal Contraception and Venous Thromboembolism