My mother was one of the early users of the first birth control pills in 1960/1961. She was THRILLED to have a reliable way to prevent pregnancy after five children and four miscarriages over the course of 16 years. She, like Wilma, developed blood clots in her legs and had to stop using them. Fortunately, the blood clots were discovered and treated before anything catastrophic happened.
P.S. I was born in 1962!
I got a pulmonary embolism in 1993 at 18. I had to say goodbye to Marlboro Lights.