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Published on Feb 06, 2007 by Edgar Snyder

Low-Dose Birth Control Increases Clots

Birth Control

The consumer group Public Citizen wants the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take certain low-dose birth control pills off the market.

According to Public Citizen, the pills increase a woman’s risk of potentially deadly blood clots more than other pills. The low-dose pills contain a type of progestin, desogestrel, which can double the risk of a clot. Public Citizen said for every 100,000 women using a low-dose birth control with desogestrel, 30 will develop blood clots. In comparison, pills without desogestrel translate into 15 blood clots per 100,000 users.

Low-dose pills already include a warning about the blood clot risk increase, but the FDA still plans to look into Public Citizen’s request.

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Source: “Public Citizen Fights Desogestrel In Pills.” The Associated Press. February 6, 2007.
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