NewsFri Jul 20, 2001 - 12:15 pm EST
STUDY CONFIRMS BIRTH CONTROL PILLS LEAD TO POTENTIALLY FATAL BLOOD CLOTS
AMSTERDAM, July 20, 2001 (LSN.ca) - A Dutch study published in the British Medical Journal confirms long-held suspicions that the birth control pill has been found to increase the chances of potentially fatal blood clots. The study looked at the most modern form of birth control pills, known as “third generation” pills and found a 70% increased risk of blood clots over the older pills.
See the actual study in the BMJ and the BBC coverage: http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/323/7305/131 http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/health/newsid_1447000/1447377.stm