Choosing an Oral Contraceptive
Birth control pills are 99% effective when used correctly. Perhaps this is why an estimated 80% of American women have used the pill at some point in their lives. If you are sexually active or plan to become sexually active, it is important to consider this method of birth control in order to prevent unwanted pregnancy.
There are many different types of birth control pills from which you can choose. However, there are some oral contraceptives that have been linked to devastating side effects like heart attack and stroke, such as YAZ, Yasmin, and Ocella. If you have experienced any adverse health problems as a result of taking YAZ, Yasmin, or Ocella, you should contact a tenacious YAZ lawsuit attorney from Williams Kherkher today at 800-761-3187.
Factors to Consider
At first, there may not appear to be a difference between birth control pills. However, they can vary based on hormone type, cycle length, and other factors. When choosing an oral contraceptive, you should consider options such as:
- Frequency of menstruation – once a month for seven days, once a month for four days, once every three months for seven days, or once a year
- Level of hormone dose – high-dose pills have a higher hormone dose, but low-dose pills can increase chances of spotting
- Generic vs. brand-name – some women are not as protected by a generic pill as they are by brand-name pills
Of course, it is important to talk to your doctor about your options before making a final decision.
Lastly, some oral contraceptives come with dangerous side effects. Studies have shown that YAZ, Yasmin, and Ocella can all cause problems like liver tumors and blood clots. If you are a victim of YAZ, Yasmin, or Ocella, contact an experienced YAZ lawyer from the respected firm of Williams Kherkher at 800-761-3187 today to discuss your case.