Wouldn't you think that the newer the birth control method, the safer it would be?
Not so much. Newer birth control products are not necessarily safer than older birth control pills.
According to some recent studies, the FDA reviewed the medical histories of more than 800,000 women taking different birth control pills between 2001 and 2007. Women taking Yaz had a 75 percent greater chance of experiencing a blood clot than women taking older birth control drugs; the research is based on averages.
The research suggests that newer birth control pills, patches, and vaginal rings may lead to a greater risk for blood clots and strokes as each method introduces additional hormones into the body. Drospirenone, a female sex hormone, found in newer birth control pills had a higher risk of developing venous thromboembolism or VTE.
The FDA also reported greater rates of complications in women using the Ortho Evra patch and NuvaRing vaginal ring.
Birth control products interact with each woman's body chemistry differently. Women who smoke and are older than 35 years of age have a higher risk of complications.
If cheaper, safer and generic birth control products are so widely available, why is the FDA approving more harmful and more expensive birth control products and more importantly—why are doctors prescribing them?
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