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Newer Birth Control Pills Present Increased Risk of Clots

A recent study from the BMJ has found that women on newer birth control pills have a higher risk of blood clots than those on older versions of the pill, according to a report from CBS News. Women on older forms of the pill saw a 2.5 times risk increase while women on newer versions saw a 4 times increase in risk. Yaz, Yasmin, and Desogen have all been cited with this increased risk because of a newer progestogen component.  In spite of these findings, the blot clot risk associated with these oral contraceptives is still minimal from the ten-fold increase in risk that pregnant women face.