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Estrogen and Your Body

One of the most important hormones for female reproduction is estrogen. Because of estrogen’s regulatory effects on the menstrual cycle, it is often a component of oral contraceptives. Pharmaceutical companies may choose to use either derived estrogen or synthetic estrogen to help you prevent unwanted pregnancies.

YAZ, also known as Yasmin or Ocella, is a popular birth control medication that contains a synthetic estrogen called ethinyl estradiol. Combined with the other chemical in YAZ, drosperinone, this oral contraceptive has been linked to serious health problems such as blood clots and stroke.

If you believe that you have suffered from dangerous side effects from YAZ, Yasmin, or Ocella, you should contact a YAZ lawsuit attorney from the respected firm of Williams Hart today at 800-761-3187.

The Purpose of Estrogen

Although estrogen is a hormone found in both men and women, its higher levels in women are key for a healthy reproductive cycle. Estrogen has several important tasks in a woman’s body, including:

  • The development of secondary sex characteristics
  • Menstrual cycle regulation
  • Pregnancy preparation

Because it plays such important roles in women’s reproductive cycles, estrogen or a synthetic form of it is commonly used in birth control medications.

Synthetic Estrogen

Many birth control pills include synthetic estrogen to help regulate the menstrual cycle so that you do not accidentally become pregnant. One common type of manufactured estrogen is ethinyl estradiol. Besides acting as birth control, ethinyl estradiol can help prevent osteoporosis as well as breast cancer. Additionally, for women who have irregular periods, this synthetic estrogen can help reduce cramps as well as heavy bleeding.

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While synthetic estrogen can have many good effects on your body, it can also become dangerous when combined with other synthetic hormones. The drug YAZ has been linked to hazardous side effects that can threaten your health and wellbeing. If you are a victim of YAZ, Yasmin, or Ocella, you should contact a YAZ attorney from Williams Hart at 800-761-3187 today for a free case evaluation.

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