Information obtained from pharmaceutical companies shows that the use of birth control pills decreased in Finland by 10—20 per cent over the latter half of last year, reveals Dan Apter, the chief physician at the Sexual Health Clinic of the Family Federation of Finland. The sharp decline, Apter estimates, is almost certainly a consequence of reports last summer and autumn linking birth control pills to venous thrombosis, or blood clots.
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Use of birth control pills falls sharply
According to Apter, some members of the Finnish media reported on the public debate that ensued, and heated up particularly in France and Canada, with an excessive emphasis on the risks.