Yaz, Yasmin & Stroke
A number of women who used the birth control pills Yaz & Yasmin have since reported suffering a stroke. While most birth control pills come with an increased risk of stroke—especially in women over 35 and smokers—the extent of the risk may vary. In the case of Yaz and Yasmin, it appears that there may be a higher risk of stroke when compared to other birth control pills.
Although women were often warned of the risk of stroke before taking the birth control, they should have also been informed of the extent and nature of the risk they were taking. In general, it appears that they were not informed of the greater risk associated with the use of Yaz & Yasmin.