Hello there, So I have been debating going on the pill for the last year but ever since our family friend died of a stroke at age 20 from the pill, I have been too nervous to try it. I've done a ton of research and although statistically it is rare, it seems there are many unreported cases. My roommate has Chrons disease and doesn't get much exercise and is on a pill that has 35 mcg of estrogen (which in my opinion is a relatively high dose these days) and hasn't had any problems with blood clots. But I read stories of fit, young girls who work out constantly, eat healthy, don't smoke and die of strokes. (And no, the ones that die aren't always on YAZ) What is this all about?