Birth Control And Heart Problems

Birth Control And Heart Problems

The Link Between Birth Control Medications and Heart Problems

February is American Heart Month, a perfect time to talk about our country’s #1 killer: heart disease. While are still misconceptions among many women that this is a “male disease”, they couldn’t be more wrong. One out of every three women dies from heart disease, rendering it the number one cause of female death in the United States. That’s the equivalent of approximately one woman claimed every minute. To call attention to the problem and to raise awareness among women, the American Heart Association established its Go Red for Women campaign, and National Wear Red day (this year held on Friday, February 6).