Attention Women Taking YAZ or Yasmine Birth Control pills! I just finished watching a Marketplace documentary, in which they interviewed women who had been taking YAZ or Yasmine birth control. These pills are marketed by Bayer to help with PMS symptoms and weight loss as well as provide birth control, but what they don't tell you is that they can cause pulmonary embolisms (blood clots in your lungs) and these can be fatal. If you or someone you know is taking YAZ or Yasmine, ask your doctor to prescribe a more safer birth control pill. If you ever have difficulty breathing, go to the ER immediately. You may be experiencing a pulmonary embolism and if that travels to your heart or brain, you could die. Also, pharmaceutical companies send out salesmen to doctors so that they can prescribe their drugs. Often times, doctors don't even know of the complications associated with these drugs, until the drug companies issue a recall, because people have died taking them.