Birth-control patch maker warns of higher risks

In today’s Sun Times:

The makers of a popular birth-control patch warned millions of women Thursday
that the patch exposes them to significantly higher doses of hormones than
previously disclosed and might put them at greater risk for blood clots and
other serious side effects.

In spite of this, though, Dr. Leslie Miller, a University of Washington OB/GYN professor points out what is even more risky than possible blod clots, strokes, and even death:

”Women should not just take off their patch; they risk pregnancy. If they are
worried and want to change off the patch, they can wait to get something else,”
Miller said.

That’s right. Don’t take off the patch, you might risk pregnancy. Just wait, and hope you don’t have one of the “side effects,” then switch to something else.


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