When taking any medication, there may be risks involved. CHCs are associated with an increased risk of blood clots due to increased levels of estrogen; however, the risk is small.
Even the safest drugs, like most hormonal birth control, carry some risk of side effects but with good information about the risks and benefits of various birth control methods, you can make an informed decision about what is best for you.
Last year, the NWHN received a generous donation from For Good, an endeavor established by Megan Williams in memory of her sister, Melissa, who passed away in 2007 from pulmonary embolisms (blood clots) in her lungs. Melissa’s family believes the clots were caused by Yaz, the birth control Melissa used.