ABC News Investigation: Studies Find Yaz® More Risky Than Other Leading Birth Control Pills

ABC News
by Chris Cuomo

ABC News covers the story of Carissa Ubersox, a young pediatric nurse who blames Yaz for causing her to go blind and nearly killing her at the age of 24. As reported by ABC, while all birth control pills carry some risk for causing blood clots, multiple studies show that Yaz has a two to three times higher risk than other birth control pills. That is, Yaz users are two to three times more likely to suffer blood clots than users of other birth control pills, according to the studies. Blood clots can cause death and serious, permanent injuries, including blindness.

 

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News story available here: http://abcnews.go.com/TheLaw/studies-find-yaz-risky-leading-birth-control-pills/story?id=14741760

ABC Nightline video available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVy-uDadBx4&feature=youtu.be

ABC 20/20 video available here: http://abcnews.go.com/TheLaw/studies-find-yaz-risky-leading-birth-control-pills/story?id=14741760