WARNING: The Birth Control "Patch" seems a bad idea
WARNING: The Birth Control "Patch" seems a bad idea. Get back on the pill etc. I heard an hour of this on the KPFK public funded "free"radio today. Forward this imfo .... from www.notmypatch.org
Read this, the petition,
60% more estrogen on average exposure;
greater variability in estrogen levels;
a possible two-fold increased risk of venous thrombosis (typically, painful blood clots of the leg which can travel to the lungs and cause death);
increased risk of side effects such as breast discomfort, severe menstrual pain, nausea, and vomiting;
a 50% increased likelihood of discontinuation;
no improvement in contraceptive outcomes.
The show was full of details. Maybe I could find the podcast if anyone is interested.