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USDA reviews birth control pill safety over clot risk

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it is reviewing recently published studies which have pointed to an increased blood clot risk associated with a certain type of birth control pill. The studies involve pills that contain drospirenone, as opposed to another type of progestin known…

AP: Battle brewing over free birth control in health overhaul

Fifty years after the pill, another birth control revolution may be on the horizon: free contraception for women in the U.S., thanks to the new health care law. That could start a shift toward more reliable — and expensive — forms of birth control that are gaining acceptance in other…

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