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Yasmin Medication Information

There is a lot of information about the prescription medication Yasmin® (drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol) that you should be aware of before starting this method of birth control.
Yasmin is a combined oral contraceptive, a birth control pill that contains both an estrogen and a progestin. It works to prevent pregnancy primarily by stopping ovulation (the maturation and release of eggs from the ovaries). However, it also works by altering the cervical mucus (making it more difficult for sperm to enter the uterus) and the lining of the uterus (making it less receptive to an embryo).
Yasmin was shown to be an effective birth control method in a large clinical trial. In this study, less than 1 out of every 100 women who used the medication for a year became pregnant. This is very effective, compared to many other methods of contraception. For instance, up to 14 percent of women using condoms for a year will become pregnant.
(Click Yasmin to read the full eMedTV article, including details on when and how to take the pill, what side effects may occur, and more.)
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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