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A 26-year-old female asked:

My doctor recently recommended i use yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for birth control as i have irregular periods and pcos. what is a good birth control pill to take?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nadini Verma
Specializes in Gynecology
Multiple choices: If you have irregular periods and pcos, you can choose any birth control pill. Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) has been associated with higher rates of vte, or clots in the leg veins , which could be serious. You can choose one of the lo estrin or lo orthotricyclen pill. If you have increased facial , neck hair due to pcos, you can take spironolactone in addition to the pill.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarberaanswered
Pediatrics 29 years experience
See below: Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is fine. I would follow the recommendation.
Last updated Aug 16, 2014


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