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How risky are oral contraceptive pills for birth control?

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Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Very safe: For almost all women, the pill is very safe. The major risk is with such cardiovascular issues as hypertension or a leg/lung clot. Both are unlikely without a previous history- self or family. Cigarettes def increase the risk heart attack and stroke. But again, very safe and ...Safer by far than pregnancy.

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