The AstraZeneca vaccine has been linked to blood clots. Hormone-based contraceptives carry a risk of blood clots, and women take them every day. Photo: Getty Images
The AstraZeneca vaccine has been linked to blood clots. Hormone-based contraceptives carry a risk of blood clots, and women take them every day. Photo: Getty Images

Blood clots from the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine? What about the contraceptive pill? Doctors explain

  • The AstraZeneca vaccine has been linked with rare blood clots, and a number of countries have stopped using it
  • Women in Hong Kong and elsewhere are calling physicians and using social media to ask about similar risks from hormonal contraceptives, and other vaccine issues

The AstraZeneca vaccine has been linked to blood clots. Hormone-based contraceptives carry a risk of blood clots, and women take them every day. Photo: Getty Images
The AstraZeneca vaccine has been linked to blood clots. Hormone-based contraceptives carry a risk of blood clots, and women take them every day. Photo: Getty Images
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