Women and Thrombosis

Blood Clots in Pregnancy and After Birth

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Anticoagulants and your periods

Anticoagulant medicines are used to prevent and treat blood clots, but they can make your periods heavier and/or last longer. If you are affected by this, please contact your anticoagulation clinic or your GP who will help manage this.

Ask the Expert: Women and Blood Clots

Prof. Beverley Hunt, O.B.E. and Dr. Claire McLintock discuss what women need to know regarding blood clots. In this patient focused video, the doctors discuss birth control, hormone replacement therapy and other gender specific topics regarding thrombosis. For more information on women and blood clots, please visit: worldthrombosisday.org.


Choices Women make about hormonal birth control, pregnancy and childbirth, and treatment for menopausal symptoms may increase their risk for dangerous blood clots.

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Campaign Materials

The below posters and infographics come from our campaigns highlighting womens’ issues with blood clots.

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