"The risk of thromboembolic events from most hormonal contraceptives for women with diabetes is elevated but still relatively low, new research finds.
The results, from a large US claims database, were published online November 29 in "...
Combination oral contraceptives act by suppression of gonadotropins. Although the primary mechanism of this action is inhibition of ovulation, other alterations include changes in the cervical mucus (which increase the difficulty of sperm entry into the uterus) and the endometrium (which reduce the likelihood of implantation).
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