Lynette Ament, CNM, PhD, is Associate Professor and Director of the Nurse-Midwifery Specialty at Yale University School of Nursing, New Haven, CT.
Factor V Leiden and Contraception
Article first published online: 24 DEC 2010
2004 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health
Volume 49, Issue 1, pages 51–52, January-February 2004
How to Cite
Ament, L. (2004), Factor V Leiden and Contraception. Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health, 49: 51–52. doi: 10.1111/j.1542-2011.2004.tb04408.x
- Issue published online: 24 DEC 2010
- Article first published online: 24 DEC 2010
- Factor V Leiden;
- oral contraceptives;
- venous thromboembolism
Factor V Leiden is the most common genetic cause of primary and recurrent venous thromboembolism in women. It is an inherited thrombophilia that results from a genetic mutation. A college-aged woman who presented for care and had a positive family history of venous thrombosis tested positive for Factor V Leiden. Laboratory tests and plans for continuing care are discussed.