The trendy Yaz and Yasmin birth control pills are unlike any others because they contain a new synthetic hormone, drospirenone. Bayer has aggressively marketed the drugs, especially to young Yazwomen, as a cure for everything from acne to pre-menstrual syndrome. Unfortunately, Bayer did not adequately test the drug before bringing it to market, and

Gallbladder disease includes inflammation and infection (cholecystitis), stones (chollithiasis) or other obstructions or narrowing of the ducts. It appears that Yaz increases the cholesterol level in a woman’s bile while, at the same time, decreasing gallbladder movement. That leads to gallstones which can block and damage ducts, requiring that the gallbladder be removed.

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