What is Yaz, Yasmin?

Yaz and Yasmin are oral contraceptives that help prevent pregnancy by preventing ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary)

Yaz and Yasmin can cause changes in your uterine lining and cervical lining.  This change make it harder for sperm to reach the uterus, therefore making it harder for a fertilized egg to attach to the uterus.

Yaz and Yasmin have been used to treat health problems as well, including, but not limited to:

  1. Moderate acne in women who are at least 14 years of age or older and who have started their menstrual periods, and symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Trouble Concentrating
  • Lack of Energy
  • Sleep or Appetite Change
  • Breast Tenderness
  • Joint or Muscle Pain
  • Headache
  • Weight Gain

Yaz and Yasmin contain estrogen (in the form of ethinyl estradiol) and Progestin (in the form of the synthetic hormone drospirenone)

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has concluded that birth control pills (Oral Contraceptives) containing Drospirenone have a 74% increased risk  for blood clots or venous thromboembolism.

Yaz and Yasmin have also been known to cause heart attacks, strokes, and deep vein thrombosis- just to name a few.

Yaz and Yasmin have been linked to 50 deaths in women as young as 17 and hundreds of injuries.

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has yet to issue a Yaz recall.

If you believe that you or a loved one has suffered injury or death due to a defective or dangerous pharmaceutical, you may have the right to compensation for your injuries.  The Maher Law Firm and Frank M. Eidson would like to help.  We invite you to contact our trial tested Yaz, Yasmin & Ocella Lawyers today.