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TCC Radio: Birth Control and Blood Clots: Women Still Weighing the Risks | NPR

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Hormonal Birth Control

The makers of the Nuva Ring will pay a $100 million dollar settlement to women who were harmed by their product this week. All hormonal contraceptives increase a woman’s risk of blood clots, stroke and heart attack. As a result of these and other concerns, some women have begun questioning whether these pharmaceuticals are the best method of family planning. The fertility awareness method, also known as Natural Family Planning, has been newly embraced by holistic women’s health experts and can be at least 95 percent effective. It also has no side effectsNational Public Radio has the story here: Birth Control and Blood Clots: Women Still Weighing the Risks