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Yaz birth control pill reviews

3.2

5 reviews

Yaz is a birth control pill with a low estrogen dose and a progestin called drospirenone which may be good for acne and mood problems. It has a slightly higher risk of blood clots than other combined pills. It comes in a packet of 28 tablets which includes 24 active pills and 4 placebo pills to induce a withdrawal bleed.

Daily

Frequency

91% - 99+%

Effectiveness

Increased

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Yaz birth control pill

Yaz pill benefits

Some of the benefits that are recognised in scientific research or guidelines for this contraceptive

Acne or bad skin

Heavy periods

PMS and PMDD

PCOS symptoms

Period pain

Yaz pill ingredients

Main hormones in Yaz pill

Low estrogen

Anti-Androgenic progestin

Yaz pill alternatives

Contraceptives that work in similar ways, or brands that have close or exactly the same hormonal ingredients

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Contraceptives in the UK that work in similar ways, or brands that have close or exactly the same hormonal ingredients


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3.2

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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
24 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  16th Jan 24

  •  Still using

Five stars because it saved my life. I have zest for life and do not intend to kill myself, but my PMDD turned me into a threat to my own safety for two out of every 3.5 weeks. I was so miserable that I wanted to be euthanized. Yaz makes me feel normal again, treat people normally again. The downside is some bloating, breast tenderness, and what little libido I had is gone. Additionally, since starting the pill I am prone to uncontrollable and unprofessional bouts of weeping when I do not feel like I need to cry. This is highly frustrating but better than living with PMDD. Generic version does not control my PMDD symptoms, brand name for me only.

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Used for 3 - 6 mo
19 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  12th Jan 24

  •  Stopped using

wasn’t strong enough for me, caused breakthrough bleeding, mood was terrible


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
37 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  10th Dec 23

  •  Stopped using

Yaz hit me like a freight train. Only lasted a month. Anxiety, panic, isomnia, dizzy spells and nausea and loss of appetite, and oh my god I peed like every 30 minutes, and felt my bladder was filling back up as it was emptying. A lot of pelvic pressure. I was tested for UTIs and got to a point where I made ultrasound and urologist appointments for my bladder, I had no idea what was going on. I did end up finding out I have a small bladder, so the diuretic effect of Yaz just hit me very hard. Do not recommend. The anxiety and insomnia hit hard and two weeks after stopping everything is normal, but those anxious thoughts at night needed ongoing cognitive behavioural therapy to get through.


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Used for 5 - 8 yr
27 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  18th Sep 23

  •  Stopped using

I think Yaz has gotten a bad rap in the past, but for me it was totally fine. It was a great choice for me at the time and I experienced no major side effects. I would recommend this to others.


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Used for 8+ yr
43 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  19th Jul 23

  •  Still using

Ive been using birth control for so long that im not sure whats what. I am now worried about longer term effects of the pill and the fact that my natural cycle has been disrupted. Knowing what i know now i think i would have stopped taking hormonal birthcontrol a long time ago.


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