Other Reasons for Oral Contraceptives
An estimated 80% of American women have used oral contraceptives at some point during their lives. While preventing unwanted pregnancy is the primary reason for taking “the pill,” some people choose to take this drug for other purposes. Since the advent of the birth control pill, doctors have found several other reasons to prescribe oral contraceptives.
Although the pill does have some beneficial side effects, these are far outweighed by the dangerous health complications that you can experience after taking oral contraceptives such as YAZ, Yasmin, or Ocella. If you have suffered from blood clots, a heart attack, or stroke after taking YAZ, Yasmin, or Ocella, you should contact an experienced YAZ lawyer from Williams Kherkher today at 800-761-3187.
The Pill and Your Period
Sometimes, doctors choose to put young women on the pill for reasons other than birth control. Hormones in oral contraceptives help regulate your period, which is beneficial for women who have irregular or abnormally frequent periods. Additionally, some types of birth control pills thin the lining of the uterus, leading to a lighter period. This can help people with severe cramping problems.
Other Uses for Oral Contraceptives
Additionally, unexpected side effects of oral contraceptives have led doctors to prescribe the pill for non-menstrual reasons, such as:
- Reducing acne to improve skin
- Regulating hormones to prevent ovarian cysts
- Balancing hormones for polycystic ovary syndrome
- Dealing with premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
While the pill does have some benefits, it is important that you choose the safest oral contraceptive possible to avoid potential negative side effects.
Frighteningly, the popular oral contraceptive YAZ and its siblings Yasmin and Ocella have been linked to devastating side effects like pulmonary embolism and cerebral hemorrhage. If you have experienced health problems due to taking one of these pills, you should fight back against this terrible pharmaceutical negligence. To discuss your case, contact a YAZ lawsuit attorney from Williams Kherkher at 800-761-3187 today.