Since the RH bill is law and since Tito Sotto has been excoriated for quoting without attribution the women who supported his position, the hazards of birth control pills, we can now say that pills do pose hazards, though I shall argue so does smoking, except that having a smoke happens after satisfying sex and not while the woman is trying to fight boredom during sex.
Reuters reports that all oral contraceptives are associated with a risk of blood clots, but a number of studies show that the recent improvements of the pill carry a higher risk than the older versions.
There you go, if isn't broke don't fix it unless you are extending the life of a dying patent, never mind if patients die as a consequence.
The European medicines agency says, the risk of embolism is 2 times higher with new versions of the pill. Watch the pharmas dump them on 3rd world countries like ours. But the risk of stroke is the same though. Nice. The new versions however increase the risk of blood clots. However they do not induce weight gain or bring out pimples. Makes sense, fat and pimply, you won't need pills.
A woman got a stroke and sued Bayer. The likely cause was the new pills. Lawyers argue that Bayer should have withdrawn the pills. Bayer did not deny it, but said it would look into it again and has aside 200-M Euros to answer claims. This is on top of agreeng to pay $750 million to settle 3,490 pending claims, not including 3,800 pending others, not to mention claims of women too poor to afford Boston legal talent.
In March, France will withdraw the 100% state subsidy of birth control pills. This will also help reduce the deficit in its health system aggravated by treating blod clots from pills. I am not making any judgments, just saying that the last word on the subject was not plagiarized by Tito Sotto, who by the way failed to mention that France said the same thing.