9 Ways Pharmaceutical Companies Are Poisoning Us Every Day

9. Yaz – Birth Control Pill

This once-a-month contraceptive ring was introduced to the US in 2001, by Dutch pharmaceutical Oragnon (now Merck). Possessing a dual mechanism of action, it quickly became popular among women. It works by releasing low doses of progestin and estrogen over a three week period. This prevents ovulation from occurring. It also limits the penetration of sperm cells. Plus, the fact that it’s only used once a month made it really popular.
9. Yaz – Birth Control Pill