possible higher risk of blood clots with drospirenone OCs or the contraceptive patch

Please see the FDA's updated information about the risk of blood clots in women taking birth control pills containing drospirenone

Women are asking about a possible higher risk of blood clots with drospirenone OCs or the contraceptive patch.

They're hearing that drospirenone OCs (Yasmin, Yaz, etc) increase the risk of thrombosis 74% compared to other low-dose OCs.

But the absolute risk is very small.

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