Beyaz is Bayer’s new and improved birth control. Its big selling point: it is not Yaz/Yasmin (If this does not leave you cynical, you are a better person than I am.). But, alas, just like YAZ and Yasmin, Beyaz’s active ingredients are drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol. These ingredients work to prevent pregnancy by altering the lining of the uterus and cervix. They also come with the same risks of serious and life threatening injuries such as heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolism, and deep vein thrombosis.