Connect with us

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

After woman’s death, doctor talks about birth control pills and Covid vaccine risks



Photo by Thought Catalog for Unsplash

Following the death of a 32 year woman, who suffered from blood clotting a couple weeks after receiving a Covid-19 vaccine, an obstetrician-gynecologist in Thailand has advised women think about whether to stop taking birth control pills before receiving the Covid-19 vaccines due to a possible increased risk of blood clots.

The doctor spoke during a live streaming session following the death of 32 year old Naririn Angthong. The woman from Thailand’s Deep South province Yala died from blood clotting in her lungs 2 weeks after receiving the Covid-19 vaccine. She was injected with the vaccine on May 14 and died on May 27 at Hat Yai Hospital. The death is still under investigation.

While there’s no evidence that the vaccine will increase the risk of blood clots for women who are taking the daily contraceptive pill, the hormones in the medication increase the risk, according to Siraya Kitiyodom, an OB-GYN at Maharat Nakhon Ratchasima Hospital. She says women who are concerned with potential side effects of the vaccine might want to consider other birth control methods

Another health official in Thailand also advised women to stop taking the pill before receiving a Covid-19 vaccine. The head of the Centre for Emerging Disease Health Sciences at the Faculty of Medicine at Chulalongkorn University, Thiravat Hemachudha, wrote on his Facebook page saying women should should stop taking hormone contraceptive pills at least 14 days before getting vaccinated against the coronavirus. He also said people should stop taking migraine medicine before getting the vaccine.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post


Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Local Thai journalist speaking fluent Thai and English. Tanutam studied in Khon Kaen before attending Bangkok’s Chulalongkhorn University.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Crime2 hours ago

Court issues arrest warrant for Sia B’s father, the ‘real owner’ of Mountain B

Thailand2 hours ago

Thailand News Today | Tourism minister joins Full Moon Party on Koh PhaNgan

World3 hours ago

Monkeypox variants renamed to avoid offending people

Sponsored11 hours ago

British International School Phuket: Reflecting on 25 years of world-class education

Tourism3 hours ago

Thailand ranks as fourth most popular destination among Chinese travellers

Crime3 hours ago

Thailand sentences musician to 6 years for royal defamation

Central Thailand4 hours ago

Thai doctor slaps a 3 year old for swearing & refuses to treat him

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Thailand4 hours ago

Thailand records fifth case of monkeypox in Thai woman

Guides4 hours ago

Why you should visit a wellness retreat in Thailand

Thailand5 hours ago

Govt take a trip to the shroom to help Thailand’s depressed

Chiang Mai5 hours ago

E. coli contamination found at popular waterfall in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand

Travel6 hours ago

Impressive beachfront hotels to book in Phuket

Crime6 hours ago

Thai temple man charged with murder of alleged would-be robber

Travel6 hours ago

5 incredible beaches in Phuket to visit in 2022

Travel6 hours ago

Board game cafes in Bangkok to unleash your competitive streak

Cannabis6 hours ago

Cannabis is illegal on Khao San Road, officials call for crackdown

Thailand11 months ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand1 year ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism1 year ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket1 year ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism1 year ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand1 year ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism1 year ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11