Know Your Health As You Head Back to Campus

(NewsUSA) - As college students return to campus during these challenging times, COVID-19 will be their greatest health concern, but there are other important health issues they should not ignore. For example, many women heading off to college may be selecting a method of birth control for the very first time.

The birth control pill is the number one contraceptive choice among millions of women of child-bearing age in the United States. While experts stress that the pill is safe and effective, they also caution that birth control with estrogen, including the pill, patch, or ring, can pose serious risks, including blood clots in the legs or arms, and potentially deadly blood clots in the lungs.