By Søren Beck Jensen, Postdoc TREC
When a woman in Norway seeks advice on birth control from her doctor, 3rd and 4th generation birth control pills may be the recommendation conveyed to her from the Norwegian Medicines Agency.
She will also be advised that use of the pills will increase her risk of blood clots from 2/10000 to 5-12/10000 per year depending on her choice1. How she will perceive this information is of course highly individual and with a risk of her ignoring the information. Continue reading