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What You Should Know About The Blood Clot Warnings Added Birth Control Pills Like Yaz

The Food and Drug Administration announced earlier this week that it would add stronger warning labels to Yaz, Yasmin and other birth control pills containing drospirenone (a synthetic version of the hormone progesterone) about the associated risk of blood clots. But, the FDA emphasized, the risk is still small; smaller, in fact, than the risk of blood clots during pregnancy or the postpartum period, and small enough that women taking the pill shouldn't worry and should "continue taking their pills as directed unless told otherwise by their healthcare professional.
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