Newer Birth Control Pills May Increase VTE

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The British Medical Journal has published research about additional evidence that some of the more recent birth-control pills, including the best-seller Yaz, have a greater risk of causing dangerous blood clots. It was discovered that the synthetic hormone drospirenone, found in newer birth control pills, amplified a six-fold risk increase of venous thromboembolism (VTE). The FDA is now researching and studying pills containing drospirenone to see if there is a possible increased risk of blood clots.

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