Even the medical staff thought that his symptoms were not a threat, and more than once, they put his symptoms on the dehydration account. They never told him that it could be his method of contraception that caused him blood clots.
Her name was Kate, a 28-year-old businesswoman whose story is told in “What Every Woman Needs to Know About Blood Clots” (“What Every Woman Should Know About Blood Clots”) published on the National Blood Clot Alliance website “Stop the Clot”. Kate’s symptoms began during her honeymoon in Hawaii.
She felt so much pain in her calf that she woke up at night. She went to see an orthopedic surgeon who gave her scans, found no problem and sent her home. She forgot that. Seven months later, she faints at an airport after a flight. The medical staff said she was dehydrated.
Without knowing it, Kate developed deep vein thrombosis in her calf. From there, blood clots began to detach and move towards his lungs. These clots in the lungs, called pulmonary embolism, “can be life-threatening and in 10 to 15 percent of cases, cause instant death,” says Dr. Jack Ansell. He is a hematologist and a member of the National Blood Clot Alliance’s Medical & Scientific Advisory Board. The Alliance website quotes Dr. Ansell: “The first sign of a pulmonary embolism may be death.”
Thanks to Kate’s mother, who is a nurse and suggested that her daughter might be suffering from pulmonary embolism, Kate was treated and escaped death. The embolism was discovered before she killed Kate. Many other women are not so lucky. They only learn the truth when it is too late.
The truth is that the “risk of thrombosis in patients taking COCs (combined oral contraceptives) is three to five times higher compared to people who do not consume them. Thrombosis means blood clots that can cause stroke, heart attack, blindness, brain damage, and death. However, women are not warned of the risk of blood clots as a result of daily use of the contraceptive pill. It is serious and it is a senseless dishonesty and negligence.
According to a June 2013 report by the Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC), Bayer contraceptive manufacturer has paid more than $ 1 billion in compensation for thousands of lawsuits against these contraceptive pills in the United States. -United.
These payments were all linked to two low-dose contraceptive pills, Yaz and Yasmin. At the same time, a CBC survey found that pharmacists suspected that 23 Canadian women died from these same pills.
Miranda Scott, 18, was training at the University of British Columbia gym when she fell over and died. The autopsy showed that she died because of blood clots in her body. She was taking Yasmin at the time of her death. Her mother is now part of a Canadian class action lawsuit against the drug maker, with hundreds of family members and women being injured or killed by the pill.
Yet while Bayer pays huge compensation, the company says its contraceptive products are commendable. Even Elizabeth Kissling, who writes for the radical feminist magazine Ms, says she is troubled by the cover-up of the truth, the lack of education and the lack of tests women receive before being prescribed the pill.
Kissling says, citing cases of young women with these consequences: “Today … young women are still dying of something to help them, something that especially affects women. Thousands more suffer from life-threatening or life-threatening side effects such as blindness, depression, and pulmonary embolism. “
She refers to a user’s testimony, published on, and highlights the striking quote from a young woman who almost succumbed to a pulmonary embolism caused by the contraceptive pill. “Is not it weird? The young woman asked the doctors at the hospital. They nodded and then informed me that they regularly met healthy young women with blood clots, almost all from birth control.
The pill destroys the truth. It exists and is prescribed to women in the midst of a whirlwind of chaos, amidst contradictions and lies, with cases of dead women, blind and deeply hurt. Prescribing doctors tell women that birth control is safe for their health, as long as they do not smoke.
Doctors in emergency rooms tell women that they “frequently meet healthy young women with blood clots, almost all from birth control.” Billions of dollars are paid by pharmaceutical companies to settle lawsuits, while they still say they approve their contraceptive pills.
See also: In France alone, according to the Agence du médicament, oestroprogestatives pills, all generations, are responsible for 20 deaths and 2500 thromboembolic accidents per year. See the article:
And every year women complain about pill manufacturers: