Yasmin Birth Control TYPE Yasmin is a Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill (cOCP). USES Treats Acne Regulates Periods Treats Irregular Periods Less Painful Periods Prevents Pregnancy Decreases Heavy Periods Decreases Anemia Decreases Monthly Blood Loss Decreases Risk of Ovarian Cysts Decreases Risk of Ovarian Cancer Decreases Risk of Endometrial Cancer Decreases Risk of Colorectal Cancer ACTIVE INGREDIENTS Drosperinone (progesterone) [3 mg] Ethinyl Estradiol (estrogen) [30 mcg] RISKS Do NOT use if allergic to estrogen or progestin. Discuss use with doctor before breastfeeding, may decrease milk volume. NAME BRAND Yasmin Combined Oral Contraceptive Pills (cOCP, regular birth control pills) prevent pregnancy by preventing the release of an egg (ovulation), and thickening the cervical mucus, blocking sperm from getting into the uterus and getting to the egg. Is also prescribed to: treat acne, reduce the risk of ovarian cysts (as in polycystic ovarian syndrome [PCOS]), treat painful or heavy periods and more. **If you have high blood pressure or take blood pressure medications, this medication is NOT for you.