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Hormonal contraceptives

The greatest advantage of hormonal contraceptives is their safety: studies show that if used correctly, only about 1 in 1000 women will get pregnant per cycle if they use contraceptive patches or vaginal rings.

Hormonal contraceptives can also relieve menstrual pain and menstrual bleeding often becomes weaker. If a girl or woman has acne, the hormones may also improve their skin.

Disadvantages can be side effects such as headaches, nausea, feelings of tension in the breasts or fungal infections of the vagina. These can also lead to intermenstrual bleeding or mood swings and dampen sexual desire.

There is also an albeit small risk of blood clots (thrombosis) forming. This is especially true for women over 40 years of age and for women who smoke, are very overweight or have a family-related risk of vascular diseases.

Preparations of the 3rd and 4th generation of pills such as desogestrel, dienogest, gestoden and drospirenone apparently increase the risk of venous thrombosis more than the older ones of the 1st and 2nd generation such as levonorgestrel and norgestimate. Estimates suggest that when taken regularly

  • from desogestrel, gestoden or drospirenone about 9 to 12 out of 10,000 women get a venous thrombosis within a year.
  • from levonorgestrel and norgestimate about 5 to 7 out of 10,000 women develop venous thrombosis within a year.

Without the pill, about 2 in 10,000 women develop venous thrombosis.

Even if it is often claimed: there is no scientific evidence that hormonal contraceptive methods help women gain weight.