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Staying Baby-Free or Risking Heart Disease? 

A recent study by Belgian researchers found that women who take birth control pills are more likely to develop heart disease.

More that 12 million women worldwide take the pill. Now they may be at risk.

As if that isn't bad enough, the side effects of many popular birth control pills are enough to make you want to buy a chastity belt to prevent pregnancy.

• Yaz, the pill that controls the effects of PMS, can cause blood clots, heart attacks or stroke

• Loestrin 24, the pill that gives women three-day periods, can cause vaginal discomfort, unwanted body hair and dark patches on the skin.

• OrthoTricyclen-Lo, the pill that has lower hormones than other birth control pills, can cause women to become raging maniacs, cause headaches and place them at risk of having a precancerous condition called cervical dysplasia.

At least with a chastity belt, the biggest concern is losing the key and finding a locksmith that won't try to cop a feel when he pops that sucker open.

Sources: Yaz.com, WebMD.com, U.S. Centers for Disease Prevention and Control

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