Newer forms of birth control pills

May carry a higher risk of serious blood clots than earlier oral contraceptives.

According to two published online stories, those women who are taking what is termed as the “fourth generation” birth control pills are ingesting drospirenone.

This is a new type of progestogen hormone and that has been found to cause double to triple the risk of blood clots compared to the women who are taking levonorgestrel-containing birth control pills.

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