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A 19-year-old female asked:

I have a question out of pure curiosity after reading bc info packet: why do birth control medicines say to discontinue use on extended bed rest?

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Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Blood clots: There is an increased risk for blood clots in anyone on extended bed rest. Birth control pills may also increase the risk to form blood clots.

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