Archive | August, 2009

Renewed concern about pill safety

Renewed concern about pill safety

A Dutch study on the safety of birth control pills shed more light on the dangers of hormonal contraceptives. Scientists have long known that oral contraceptives, which contain the female hormones estrogen and progestogen, increase the likelihood of deep vein thrombosis of the leg and pulmonary embolism, but new studies in Denmark and the Netherlands […] [...more]

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