The contraceptive pill, is it Safe?

Recent British research reveals increasing concern around the possible dangers of the contraceptive pills available. On the 26th May 2015, the British Journal of Medicine published an in depth study on the risk of blood clots in combined oral contraceptives. The results showed that women on the contraceptive pill are between two and four times more likely to develop potentially fatal blood clots.

The Contraceptive Pill and Blood Clots

This concern is reiterated by the French government: Over the last twenty years, The National Agency for the Safety of Drugs and Health Products in France have found “the Pill” responsible for 2500 blood clots and an average of 20 deaths a year in France alone. This seems like a high risk to take.

 

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Thankfully there are other contraceptive options available to women that do not include synthetic hormones. The copper IUD, the diaphragm and the cervical cap are a few devices that have a long-standing reputation for being effective and free of fatal risk. For the sake of a healthy sex life and a healthy life in general, now might be a good time to investigate your contraceptive use and find what will work best for you.