Today is International Women’s Day. March is also Blood Clot Awareness Month. So, this is a good time to remind women of the risks from using hormonal birth control. Each year in the US, over one thousand women die from HBC-induced blood clots. This death rate is per the drug manufacturers’ own data, which is known to be skewed to the conservative side: The actual figure is probably closer to two thousand per annum. The risk of death or injury from clotting increases four times when you take HBC, and if you have a pre-existing genetic issue such as Leiden V factor, you are thirty-two times more at risk! Via our partnership with the NBCA, we developed a website (g) that has a risk-assessment tool. Wise up!