by Karl Denninger
Which is the handed out like candy? Birth control pills.
May I just cite a few statistics from the scientific literature?
In a separate study published in The Lancet, researchers determined that the excess risk for nonfatal VTEs linked to this new generation of OCPs to be 16/100,000 woman years.
16/100,000 significant adverse event risk for this one specific condition, venous thrombosis.
But…. we’re just getting started! Use of the pill among smoking women, well….
Older women who smoke have excess risk associated with OCPs (400/100,000 woman-years).
Oh my. So now if you smoke and are a bit older it’s 416/100,000.
But what if you’re don’t?