This was a particular concern with early birth control pills
that contained higher doses of estrogen, but newer pills containing less estrogen are associated with a lower risk of stroke than high-dose pills.
Novartis unit recalls birth control pills
Woman sues birth control pill
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After he found the compound estradiol in the fish tissue, he concluded estrogens from birth control pills
were part of the problem.
Women now are carrying the Ortho Personal Pak in their purses, making it easier for those with hectic schedules to keep their birth control pills
with them at all times.
Birth control pills
contain hormones--either a combination of progestin and estrogen or progestin alone.
jsp) "adverse event reports," that can be filed by anyone, so there's no definitive proof the deaths were directly caused by the birth control pills
For more coverage of birth control-related lawsuits on InsideCounsel, see below: Court denies contraception coverage injunction Birth control exemptions fail to stop lawsuits Hobby Lobby loses appeal of contraception coverage Hobby Lobby sues not to cover morning-after pill Novartis unit recalls birth control pills
A January 2009 review published in the--Journal of the American College of Cardiology--stated that newer formulations of birth control pills
do not increase risk of heart attack, but they do increase risk of blood clots.
Compare this to 10 dollars to 20 dollars per month for birth control pills
, which are generally covered by insurance.
Low-dose birth control pills
(those with 20 mcg of estrogen) are a good option for the years just prior to menopause - called the menopause transition or "perimenopause," as long as you do not smoke, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).
Meanwhile, the country is spending $14 million (US) on distributing free abortifacient birth control pills
and condoms (LifeSite, Nat.