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