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Is Hormonal Birth Control Safe?

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Is Hormonal Birth Control Safe?

Hormonal contraceptives were first introduced in the 1960’s, following long fought religious battles and societal upheavals that eventually became known collectively as the sexual revolution.  Although still thought of by many religious groups as “playing God”, hormonal birth control has become a well-accepted part of modern day family planning. Studies show that roughly four out…

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Severe Side Effects of the Yaz Birth Control Pill

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Severe Side Effects of the Yaz Birth Control Pill

Most birth control pills and devices have a downside. For some it is as simple as physical discomfort. For others, it can be as severe and disabling as migraine headaches, persistent uterine bleeding and even kidney failure. In women of childbearing age who take Yaz and also have polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS, the risk…

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The Dangers of Yaz: What Your Doctor May Not Tell You

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The Dangers of Yaz: What Your Doctor May Not Tell You

Yaz, a product of the Bayer Company, is one of the top- selling birth control pills on the market.  Women, visiting their gynecologists during their annual exam, may be persuaded to try the pill as a birth control alternative, but is there something that doctors aren’t sharing with their patients?  Women, if considering taking Yaz…

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