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Birth Control - A Mortal Threat

45' (GER, ENG subs)
The birth control pill means sexual freedom for many generations of woman. But these hormone compounds are very controversial.

For Felicitas Rohrer this little pill has brought nothing but misery. After taking a birth control pill for several months, the young woman was brought to the hospital with a double lung embolism. She did not have any pre-existing illnesses, was not obese and did not smoke. So what was the cause - Her doctors believe it to be the birth control pill. Surprisingly, the pill is still on the market. Why is that so?

Numerous new studies prove that the pills from the fourth generation with the active ingredient Drospirenon have a thrombosis risk that is twice as high compared to the pills from the first two generations. These blood clots can lead to life threatening pulmonary embolism. Death by the pill?

In the United States Bayer has already paid 1,96 billion dollar as compensation to the victims – extrajudicial and without admission of guilt. In Germany the enterprise is talking about individual cases and unfortunate fates. Felicitas Rohrer founded an encounter group. Together with many other women she wants to fight with the aim to force Bayer to take the controversial pills off the market.

Fotos: ©WDR

Original Title: Todkrank durch die Pille
Year: 2015
Length: 45' (GER, ENG subs)
Resolution: HD
Film by: Georg Prokop
Produced by: Filmfee, WDR

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