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Is Ginet-84 less effective than other oral contraceptive?

I was prescribed Ginet-84 for my acne and I understand that it is also effective as a contraceptive. Is the efficacy of Ginet-84 as a contraceptive lower than other oral contraceptives? And can you still be pregnant, on the pill and still get the monthly withdrawal bleeds and what are the chances? Thanks.
Tue, 12 Nov 2019
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Hello,

All combined oral contraceptive pills have similar protection rate against pregnancy. Unfortunately, there is a 5% risk of pregnancy in a year in women that use it as it is with other oral contraceptives. So, yes, it may happen to become pregnant even if you use it regularly, even though this is very rare the case.

Sometimes, there is bleeding in the early pregnancy and the women may interpret this as the next period. If you are concerned you may be pregnant, please take a urinary pregnancy test.

I hope this is helpful and answers your query.
I remain at your disposal in case further assistance is needed.

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Dr. Antoneta Zotaj
General and Family Physician
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