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How risky are oral contraceptive pills for birth control?

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Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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