London news If we're talking blood clots, let's talk about women's contraceptive burden Uk news
MetiNews.Com - 'We need to start prioritising women's health,' says reporter Lucy Williamson
Breaking News ! The 12 - our new FREE email with all the news you need Invalid EmailSomething went wrong, please try again later.I'M INWhen you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. OurPrivacy Noticeexplains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.Thank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee ourprivacy notice Yesterday, the European Medicines Agency 's safety committee concluded that “unusual blood clots with low blood platelets should be listed as very rare side effects” of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine. The UK's vaccine advisory body said that under 30s were now to be offered an alternative jab to AstraZeneca due to the blood clots issue. The blood clot risk is extremely low (only 19 people have died from the clots out of the 20 million people to have received the vaccine in the UK) for the vaccine while the risks of developing a clot from the contraceptive pill are much greater.
.0004%. For the combined pill, the estimated incidence increases; to about five per 10,000 women per year. This works out at a risk of one in 2,000 or 0.05%. As someone who was prescribed the contraceptive pill ‘Rigevidon’ for a number of years, many young women like myself are left wondering, where was this energy when it comes to prescribing contraceptive pills? On this backdrop, Health Secretary Matt Hancock told LBC that this policy change on the AstraZeneca alternative vaccines was “out of an abundance of caution”, which leaves us wondering: So you agree Matt Hancock? A blood clot risk is enough to change policy? If we are accepting that the risk modelling used for the vaccine is sound and reliable, why aren’t we applying this scrutiny across the board? While one statistic has caused uproar, the other is seen as an accepted and necessary risk as women take on the burden of contraception. A burden that includes other side effects like weight gain, depression, and acne.
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