NewsFri Sep 24, 1999 - 12:15 pm EST
STUDY: THE PILL INCREASES RISK OF BLOOD CLOTS
LONDON, Sept 24 (LSN) - A study released in today’s issue of the British Medical Journal notes that the most modern versions of the birth control pill has been found to substantially increase the risk of blood clots. Immediately following the news of the study, the British government proclaimed that the pill should not be regarded as unsafe. The study of women 15-49 found that the rate of serious blood clots arising from the pill rose from the second generation pill which was associated with blood clots in 15 women per 100,000 to the latest generation pill which is associated with serious blood clots in 25 women per 100,000. The blood clots were so serious as to cause entry into hospital.
See the study in the British Medical Journal.