The effectiveness rate of the minipill
is lower than the combination pill and there is a high rate of breakthrough bleeding and amenorrhea.
Table 1: Percentage of unintended pregnancies in the first year of contraceptive use Method Perfect use Typical use Male condom 2 15 Female condom 5 21 Diaphragm 6 16 Cervical cap (Parous woman) 26 32 Cervical cap (Nulliparous woman) 9 16 Spermicides 18 29 Combined pill and minipill
5% Hormonal Methods: Hormone Shot (Depo-Provera) Combined Pill (Estrogen/Progestin) Minipill
(Progestin only) Three-month pill (Seasonale, Seasonique) Patch (Ortho Evra) Ring (Nuva Ring) Implanon Less than 1% 2-3% 3% Less than 2% Less than 1% 1% Less than 1% Intrauterine Devices (IUDs): Copper T Levonorgestrel-Releasing IUD 0.
Women using contraception that doesn't contain oestrogen, eg the injection or minipill
, may, over many years, develop a slight oestrogen deficiency and require oestrogen supplements.
Forms include the combined pill, low-dose minipill
, (no oestrogen, only progestogen) hormonal injections and implants and the post- coital pill.
My husband and I want to start a family so I stopped the minipill
seven months ago.
5% Hormonal Methods: Hormone Shot (Depo-Provera) Combined Pill (Estrogen/Progestin) Less than 1% Minipill
(Progestin only) 2-3% Three-month pill (Seasonale, Seasonique) 3% Less than 2% Patch (Ortho Evra) Less than 1% Ring (Nuva Ring) 1% Intrauterine Devices (IUDs): Copper T 0.
9 (*) There are 2 types of pills offered in the static clinics; levonor minipills
which cost US $ 0.
Oral contraceptives (the Pill): Combination and progestin-only minipills