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How Do Oral Contraceptives Work?

Oral contraception, commonly known as “the pill,” is arguably one of the most popular forms of birth control in the United States. 80% of all women report using the pill as their main method of birth control at some point in their lives. If you are examining your options for birth control, it is important to consider using oral contraceptives.

Keep in mind, however, that not all birth control pills are safe. In fact, some pills, such as YAZ, Yasmin, and Ocella, have been linked to deadly blood clots as well as strokes. If you have experienced dangerous side effects after taking YAZ, Yasmin, or Ocella, you should contact a tenacious YAZ lawsuit attorney from Williams Kherkher today at 800-761-3187.

The Menstrual Cycle

Fertile women are constantly going through the menstrual cycle, which normally lasts about 28 days. This cycle consists of preparing the uterus for pregnancy, ovulation, prepping for menstruation, and finally, menstruation. There are a variety of hormones that direct this menstrual cycle.

Hormones in Oral Contraceptives

Oral contraceptives basically contain daily doses of hormones that change the menstrual cycle. Hormones in the pill can either tell your body not to ovulate, or they can direct changes that make it much harder for an egg to become fertilized and implant in the uterine wall. Overall, this can help you prevent unwanted pregnancy. Depending on the cycle length of your chosen oral contraceptive, you can have your period once a month or once every three months.

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The decision to use birth control is an important one, and you should make sure that oral contraceptives are the right method for you. However, avoid medications like YAZ, Yasmin, and Ocella, all of which have been linked to dangerous side effects. If you have suffered from a heart attack, stroke, blood clots, or other such problems after taking these oral contraceptives, you should fight back. Contact an experienced YAZ lawsuit attorney from Williams Kherkher at 800-761-3187 today.

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