ME: OK, not that I ever have, or ever will use any type of birth control other than NFP, this would certainly help make me think otherwise:
This is startling - or not. Years ago, a friend of mine commented that there was a hidden "epidemic" of strokes among young women who used birth control pills and (usually) smoked as well. Although the former, in patch form now, seems to be doing the trick:
According to Johnson & Johnson's third quarter SEC filing for 2006 , there are over â€œ1,000 claimants who have filed lawsuits or have made claims regarding injuries allegedly due to Ortho Evra.â€  Ortho Evra, also known as the birth control patch, is a transdermal hormonal contraceptive which is applied weekly to the skin. In addition to being a contraceptive, the patch can act as an abortifacient by preventing implantation of a fertilized egg.
Serious health problems have been associated with Ortho Evra including fatal and non-fatal blood clots, strokes, heart attacks, and death. From April 2002 to December 2004, over 27,974 'adverse effects' were reported by users of Ortho Evra. Many of the complaints are serious, and the patch is alleged to be responsible for over 23 deaths, including the death of 14 year old Alycia Brown.
The claims keep mounting â€“ last week a lawsuit was filed on behalf of 40 women against Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical Inc, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson and the manufacturer of Ortha Evra.. The lawsuit alleges that the Ortho Evra patch was responsible for the serious health problems, including the death of one user.
(from Amy...as are most things today!)