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Which birth control is right for you?
Women of all ages take birth control pills to take charge of their reproductive lives. Research from the FDA concludes that many popular birth control pills including Yaz, Yasmin, Safyral, Ocella and Loryna have the potential to fatally harm you. There has even been alarming new research showing that women have up to a 75% higher risk for blood clots while taking one of the more popular birth control pills Yaz or Yasmin. With all the risks how can you know which products are safe?
Ladies (and men who want to help keep their friends or loved ones informed), it’s time to whip out your social media applications meaning Facebook, Twitter and Google+. While doctors do their best to protect you it is important to complete some independent research. Check out this informative and opinionated blog Sweetening the Pill written by a British journalist living in Los Angeles, dedicated to discussing different birth control pill options.
As companies spend millions of dollars in advertising it is all too easy to make a mistake in choosing a popular birth control pill over a safer birth control pill. Many times when we see repetitive commercials we end up subconsciously ignoring warnings because we have already heard them so many times the “shock factor” no longer exists. As a result of this dangers are ignored. Women often times choose a popular birth control pill with the idea that it safe because of high popularity levels. This assumption could not be further from the truth. The popularity of advertising practices may even leave your doctor in the habit of prescribing or recommending the most popular birth control pills instead of the safest pill for you.
You may have heard advertisements that Yaz helps treat PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder) and acne via television commercials in 2008. It turns out that the FDA had not actually approved Yaz for these purposes and then fined the manufacturer, Bayer for advertisement claims. Bayer tried to downplay the serious side effects by making positive claims and in result they tricked many women into thinking they are receiving positive benefits from their birth control products. This is a perfect example that you cannot always trust what you see on television in advertisements.
Ladies, do you like to sit around clubs and talk about birth control? Bayer’s latest advertising strategy markets their birth control product as the topic of conversation.
Another social media resource that allows you to learn from the experience of others is Facebook. Check out our Facebook page Take Back Your Life. This page is a place dedicated to keeping women empowered with information about birth control recalls and warnings. On this particular webpage women can discuss their experiences while taking certain brands of birth control without censorship. Another great Facebook page (with information about birth control regulations in Canada) is Take Your Body Back.
Remember that while the FDA exists to protect you, drug testing takes time. Bayer made claims of positive benefits from Yaz in 2008 and it has taken four years for a complete investigation of these claims from FDA. In result, the FDA found Bayer’s claims to be untrue and then required Bayer to promote awareness of blood clot risks to consumers. During these four years while the FDA conclusions were in limbo some women have experienced strokes, heart attacks, blood clots and some have died as a result of taking Yaz or Yasmin.
As social media sites are advancing there has never been a better time to connect with internet users. Empower yourself and use technology to benefit your health by learning of potential risks before the FDA releases an official ruling. Now is the time to like, tweet, and +1 your way to awareness.
Have you been a victim of Yaz or Yasmin side effects?
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