Birth control pills manufactured by Bayer Healthcare and sold under brand names Yaz and Yasmin have been linked to dangerous side effects, including:
- blood clots
- deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- pulmonary embolism
Serious injuries numbering in the thousands and at least 100 deaths have been linked to use of Yaz and Yasmin, yet neither of these toxic birth control medications has been recalled. More than 100,000 adverse event reports of injuries from Yaz and Yasmin have been received by the FDA. These include approximately 5800 cases of pulmonary embolism and 5300 of DVT.