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Everyone I know is on the pill. Is it safe for all of them?

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In brief: No

Like all medications the pill has a few serious risks, such as increased risk of blood clots, stroke, heart attacks, and gallbladder disease.
These risks are rare but some women should avoid the pill if they have a family history of clots and carry a pre-disposing genetic mutation, have migraines with aura, smoke cigarettes, have hypertension, are immobilized, or are older.

In brief: No

Like all medications the pill has a few serious risks, such as increased risk of blood clots, stroke, heart attacks, and gallbladder disease.
These risks are rare but some women should avoid the pill if they have a family history of clots and carry a pre-disposing genetic mutation, have migraines with aura, smoke cigarettes, have hypertension, are immobilized, or are older.
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
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