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French authorities find heightened health risks in new oral contraceptives

January 04, 2013

French officials are weighing a move to restrict the availability of some contraceptive pills, because of mounting evidence of their health risks.

Health officials in France are studying the effects of a new generation of contraceptive pills, which are associated with a heightened risk of blood clots and strokes. The government plans to stop reimbursing users of the pills.

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