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Women are at a high risk for heart disease and sometimes are misdiagnosed. As they are for DVTs, PEs or Blood Clots in general, which are also frequently misdiagnosed. If you experience any of these symptoms, immediately consult a medical professional.

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Women and Blood Clots: Access Life-Saving Information to Share

The National Blood Clot Alliance, in partnership with the Alexandra L. Rowan Memorial Foundation, created the following resources to share crucial information with young women who may be making important, first-time choices about birth control and to educate women about the potential blood clot risks associated with estrogen-based birth control, as well as their options for birth control.

This program includes the following tools and life-saving information:

Click on any box below to view and download these valuable resources.

Program Overview

A Brief Program Overview
This is a one-page description of our Women and Blood Clots Program.

Risk Assessment

Risk Assessment Tool
This one-page risk assessment will help to identify blood clot risks among women considering hormonal contraception.

Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet
This one-page fact sheet provides important information about estrogen-based birth control and blood clots.

Tools and Resources

Tools and Resources
Find out more information about women and blood clots, including online community support.


Personal Stories
Read the stories of three young women affected by blood clots due to estrogen-based birth control.

For More Information About Blood Clots, Visit:

The National Blood Clot Alliance

The information and materials on this site are provided for general information purposes only. You should not rely on the information provided as a substitute for actual professional medical advice, care, or treatment. This site is not designed to and does not provide medical advice, professional diagnosis, opinion, treatment, or services to you or any individual. If you believe you have a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.

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The Rowan Foundation has provided funding to the National Blood Clot Alliance to help educate women about blood clot risk factors that may be specific to them. This funding has allowed the National Blood Clot Alliance to develop this website, dedicated to the memory of Alexandra Rowan, and focused on the information that women need to know about the potential blood clotting risks they face throughout their lifetime.

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