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US athlete says she missed shot at Olympics because of blood clots from contraceptive device

by Thaddeus Baklinski

Fri Feb 21, 2014

Skeleton skater Megan Jones

ROXBURY, CT, February 21, 2014 ( – One of America’s top five women in skeletons says she missed her chance at the Olympics because she developed pulmonary embolisms caused by the NuvaRing contraceptive device.

Megan Henry told WFSB TV that she began using the NuvaRing, a small ring which is inserted into the vagina where it releases the hormones estrogen and progestin, in the summer of 2012.

"Within 10 days of taking it," Henry said, "I had a hard time breathing."

She said she had no idea that the dangerous device could be the cause of her shortness of breath and continued to use it. (...)

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