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The mourning isn’t over

Parents continue fight against birth-control device they say killed their daughters
Erika Langhart graduated from American University and had begun law school before she died in November 2011.
Erika Langhart graduated from Durango High School in 2005, surrounded, from left to right, by parents Rick and Karen Langhart, and grandparents Ann and Orris Flatten. Erika died in 2011, and her parents say the birth-control device NuvaRing was the cause.
Doctors said Brittany Malone’s death in 2012 was likely caused by a massive blood clot. Studies have suggested that third-generation progestins, including the one used in NuvaRing, which Malone was using, are more likely to cause blood clots than earlier forms of progestin, according to a recent Vanity Fair story.

The mourning isn’t over

Erika Langhart graduated from American University and had begun law school before she died in November 2011.
Erika Langhart graduated from Durango High School in 2005, surrounded, from left to right, by parents Rick and Karen Langhart, and grandparents Ann and Orris Flatten. Erika died in 2011, and her parents say the birth-control device NuvaRing was the cause.
Doctors said Brittany Malone’s death in 2012 was likely caused by a massive blood clot. Studies have suggested that third-generation progestins, including the one used in NuvaRing, which Malone was using, are more likely to cause blood clots than earlier forms of progestin, according to a recent Vanity Fair story.
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