Birth Control | Oral
Birth Control, Oral
Pregnancy prevention; Increased menstrual regularity, Lighter periods, Less painful periods, reduction of acne, reduction of male pattern hair growth due to elevated circulating androgens; Decreased menstrual migraines; Decreased lifetime risk of endometrial, ovarian and colon cancers; treat premenstrual dysphoric disorder
24 Active + 4 Inactive / Month
Ethinyl estradiol (estrogen) and Drospirenone (progestin)
Not for Specific Populations
Pregnancy or within the first 6 weeks postpartum
History of blood clots
Migraine with aura
Certain cancers (e.g., breast, liver)
Smoke and are > 35 years of age
Yaz (ethinyl estradiol and drospirenone) is a combination pill used to prevent pregnancy, and to help treat PMDD, and acne. It's a popular birth control option that has only 4 inactive pills – which means shorter, lighter periods. It can also help to regulate periods. Other benefits include lessened cramps and lessened endometriosis-related pain, reduced unwanted hair growth, and reduced lifetime risk of ovarian, endometrial, and colon cancers.
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