If You’re On Hormonal Birth Control Then You Need To Hear About What Happened To This Woman

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This is Erika Langhart.

Screen Shot 2015-04-07 at 1.44.39 PMvia YouTube

Erika was twenty-four, an avid traveller, and a graduate of American University. She also used the NuvaRing, manufactured by Merck, which is a form of birth control used by tens of millions of American women today.

In November 2011 she collapsed in her apartment in Arlington, Virginia and began screaming for help. The front desk attendant called 911 and the paramedics discovered Erika had had a heart attack. She had two more heart attacks on the way to the hospital and had another heart attack once she had arrived at the hospital. That is where she died.

But there’s one thing a doctor said that her parents, pictured below, remembered. “He said well there’s a link between NuvaRing and pulmonary embolisms,” Karen Langhart said.

Screen Shot 2015-04-07 at 1.51.37 PM Erika with her parents via YouTube

NuvaRing has a history of being linked to blood clots in women. As a result of lawsuits…

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