Newer birth control pills less risky, but more study needed

01/16/2009 | Yahoo!

U.S. researchers say newer formulations of birth control pills don't appear to raise a woman's risk of heart disease as much as older formulations but say long-term studies are needed. The pills may have reduced heart risks but more women over age 35 are taking them and they are being used for longer periods of time, and researchers caution they don't know what other side effects they may cause.

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