In November of 2009, Yaz and a similar product Ocella were recalled following reports of serious injury in users as young as thirteen years old. The problems associated with Yaz and Ocella involve the dosage of drospirenone which is known for creating health problems in users that live in European countries. In fact, the use of this ingredient in oral contraceptives was previously banned in several countries.
Since 2009, over 1,000 lawsuits have been filed against Bayer, the makers of Yaz. As more consumers become aware of the medical conditions that Yaz can cause, it is suspected that more lawsuits will arise in the case against Bayer. The company’s Yaz product has been linked to fifty deaths in women that experienced blood clots while taking the oral contraceptive.
Women today have many choices available to prevent pregnancy. When a new option is introduced to the FDA, the product must meet specifications such as delivering a higher value to the user or providing an improved choice for the user when compared to other options. Other hormone medications such as Prempro have been linked to breast cancer.
Of course, there are a wide variety of oral contraceptive pills to choose from. But, there are other choices too.
- There are condoms, cervical caps, diaphragms, IUDs, and sponges that bar the penetration of sperm into the vagina.
- There’s a method to account for your ovulation time period to determine when you are most susceptible to becoming pregnant.
- There are more permanent sterilization approaches such as tubal ligation and vasectomy.
- There are also injectables and implantable devices for a semi permanent solution.
- There is an emergency pill that may be used following intercourse, if you feel you may have become pregnant.
Regardless of the approach, there may be risks associated with every technique. However, oral contraceptives that are not under scrutiny or recalled by the FDA are said to present less risks when compared to those that have been taken off the market or are under and after market investigation.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured because of an oral contraceptive, contact Burton Padove for a free consultation at 219-836-2200 or 877-446-5294 for nationwide callers.