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Combination Pills vs. Mini-Pills

There are several different hormones at work in a woman’s body to regulate the menstrual cycle. Some hormones promote ovulation, while others prepare the body for menstruation. By altering the hormone levels in the body, you can prevent unwanted pregnancy. There are two main types of oral contraceptives utilized to prevent pregnancy via hormones, combination pills and mini-pills.

Of course, all forms of oral contraceptives come with some risk of side effects. However, some are worse than others. YAZ, Yasmin, and Ocella are all combination pills that have been linked to heart attack and blood clots. If you have suffered these health complications after taking YAZ, Yasmin, or Ocella, you can fight back. Contact a tenacious YAZ side effects lawyer from Williams Hart today at 800-761-3187.

How Combination Pills Work

As their name implies, combination pills contain a combination of artificial hormones in order to regulate ovulation. These pills contain a synthetic version of estrogen as well as a synthetic version of progesterone. Together, these hormones prevent ovulation and thicken cervical mucus in order to prevent fertilization from occurring. Combination pills are highly effective, yet they can cause side effects like breast tenderness and nausea.

What about Mini-Pills?

Mini-pills contain only one hormone, the synthetic form of progesterone, called progestin. These progestin-only pills, also called POPs, prevent pregnancy by blocking one of the hormones necessary for ovulation as well as thickening cervical mucus. While mini-pills are safe for nursing mothers to use, they are not quite as effective as combination pills.

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You should talk to your doctor about the birth control pill that is best for your body. However, if you are considering combination pills, you should be aware that YAZ, Yasmin, and Ocella have all been linked to devastating side effects like blood clots and liver tumors. If you are a victim of YAZ, Yasmin or Ocella, contact an experienced YAZ lawsuit attorney from Williams Hart at 800-761-3187 today.

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