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Use of Combined Hormonal Contraceptives Among Women With Migraines and Risk of Ischemic Stroke

Champaloux, Steven W.; Tepper, Naomi K.; Monsour, Michael; Curtis, Kathryn M.; Whiteman, Maura K.; Marchbanks, Polly A.; Jamieson, Denise J.

Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey: September 2017 - Volume 72 - Issue 9 - p 543–545
doi: 10.1097/01.ogx.0000522109.41423.4d
GYNECOLOGY: CONTRACEPTION
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(Abstracted from Am J Obstet Gynecol 2017;216:489.e1–489.e7)

Migraine headaches occur commonly in women; more than 40% will have a migraine during their lifetime. Women of reproductive age who experience migraine, especially those with aura are at increased risk of ischemic stroke.

Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

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