Health & Food
Birth control pills may increase blood clot risk
LONDON (KABC) -- There's new evidence that two popular birth control pills may put women at a higher risk for blood clots.
The oral contraceptives, made by Bayer, are sold under the names Yasmin and Yaz. Researchers writing in the British Medical Journal said the pills contain a newer type of progestin.
Women who took contraceptives with the newer form of progestin had double the risk of non-fatal blood clots than women who took pills with the older type.
Bayer said in a statement that their pills are safe.
women's health, health & food
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