Stroke & Vascular Disorders
Hormonal contraception and stroke
Since their introduction, hormonal contraceptives have been associated with an increased risk of stroke. Oral contraceptives may increase the risk of ischemic stroke, although the absolute risk remains very small. Oral contraceptives do not seem to increase the risk of hemorrhagic stroke in the general population. However, they should not be offered to women with migraine with aura.
Feb. 12, 2019