Birth control pills linked to 23 deaths: Health Canada documents

From the “isn’t birth control great” files.

Health Canada says it has received reports of at least 23 young Canadian women who have died while taking one of two commonly prescribed birth control pills, Yaz and Yasmin.

More than half the reported deaths were in women younger than 26, including one who was 14.

The agency reports it has received 15 reports of deaths among women taking Yasmin up to the end of February. It has received eight reports of deaths among women taking Yaz. (Source)

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