Call For Increased Warning
Do Users of the Birth Control Patch Know Enough About Its Potential Dangers?Sep 23, 2004 | ABC News Zakiya Kennedy had big dreams of becoming a model or designer. But in April, those hopes vanished when the 18-year-old college student collapsed while waiting for the subway in New York City. She died on the way to the hospital.
"She was complaining about her head was hurting — she felt pain in her leg and she had — she felt dizzy," her father, Kevin, told ABC News' Chris Cuomo.
An autopsy revealed the cause of death was a blood clot called a pulmonary embolism, a rare and deadly complication of the birth control patch the young woman was using, called Ortho Evra.