The Pill doesn't increase heart risk

January 15, 2009 3:17:26 PM PST
Women taking contraceptives should not be concerned about increased heart risk. According to the study, newer formulations for contraceptives don't seem to put women at risk as much as older forms did.

The new forms of the pill contain less estrogen, which means they are safer while still being effective.

New attention was focused on hormone products after concerns raised with the use of HRT. While this new article found no increased heart risk, it did find an increased risk of blood clots. But scientists are calling for more research on these contraceptives to figure out the specific effects.