Yaz doesn't cause hair growth...it reduces body hair because of its drospirenone ingredient. It is actually prescribed to women with PCOS and hirsutism to reduce their body hair.
Yaz is no more likely to cause a DVT than any other birth control. There are more lawsuits on Yaz because it is THE most popular birth control. A lot of women are on it. A lot of these women don't follow up with their doctor, or take birth control even when they have a family history of deep vein thrombosis. Any time you have more people using a drug, you have more people being stupid about it.
Similarly...when you have that many women using a birth control...what do you think lawyers want? As many clients as possible. So they target the most popular birth control.
As with any birth control, you need to check with your family to see if any of them have deep vein thrombosis. And if you ever feel any pain in your legs, then you need to contact your doctor immediately in case you have a blood clot. But this risk comes with any pill, not just Yaz.
Edited by Green Gables, 29 October 2013 - 12:27 PM.