FDA has announced that birth control pill Yaz and non-oral contraception NuvaRing have been linked with increase in the number of deaths, strokes, and blood clots. About 12,000 lawsuits have filed against Yaz and there are 14,000 plaintiffs.
Because of birth control pill Yaz, 50 women have already died. In case of NuvaRing, 950 lawsuits have been filed and there is higher risk of blood clots which is calculated at 6.5 times. After the NuvaRing was accepted by FDA, its prescription rose to 4 million within a span 0f 4 years.
The dangerous side effect is DVT (a blood clot). It can also turn into the serious complication of pulmonary embolism which sometimes is life threatening. So one should talk to her healthcare provider about the risks of birth control pills before using them.