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A 34-year-old female asked:

Which hormone in bc has the greater influence on risk of cardiovascular incident? i'm on nuvaring, so low estrogen but a third generation progestin.

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Individualized: Nuvaring has a low incidence of cardiovascular risk overall. Individuals must be assessed by their doctor to determine if they are a candidate for any form of hormonal contraception. In general the Estrogen in combined contraceptives represent the higher risk hormone.

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Last updated Sep 18, 2015

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