Contraception and Leg or Back (spinal) Surgery - Leaflet

There is a risk of blood clots (also called deep vein thrombosis) when you take the combined contraceptive pill.
This is the type of pill which includes both of the female hormones, oestrogen and progesterone.

The development of a blood clot is due to the oestrogen part of the contraceptive.

However, the risk of having a blood clot whilst taking the ‘pill’ is many times lower than during pregnancy.

Please download the leaflet for further information.

Release Date: 25 Aug 2015