Earlier this year, SuzyKnew shared with you the controversy about Bayer’s Yaz and Yasmine oral contraceptive pills. Now there is more bad news: an ex-official from the US regulatory body, the FDA, claims that the drug maker actually withheld safety information on the pills, showing that the pills increased the risk of blood clots. This week FDA officials will meet to discuss the safety of newer contraceptives such as Yaz and Yasmine. However, oral contraceptives are generally a fairly safe and effective way to prevent pregnacy. Take a look at SuzyKnew’s CONTRACEPTIVES section to help find a method right for you.