One of the first reasons why women stop taking their birth control pills is breakthrough bleeding, a common and inconvenient result of traditional oral contraceptives. The good news is that women now have access to Linessa, a low-dose birth control pill that is 99% effective and offers excellent cycle control.
“Irregular or breakthrough bleeding can cause women to feel unsure about the effectiveness of the Pill and its unexpected timing can often be inconvenient,” says Dr. Nancy Durand, gynecologist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto. “Many physicians deem breakthrough bleeding a normal side effect of hormonal contraception and counsel patients to wait up to six months before discussing other options. This is often unacceptable to patients,” she adds.
Breakthrough bleeding refers to the often unexpected, and inconvenient, bleeding between a woman’s period. It commonly occurs within the first three to six months of starting a new birth control pill.
Low-dose birth control pills (meaning the product contains a small amount of estrogen), like Linessa, offer a smaller chance of side effects. But at the same time low-dose contraception can also mean a higher chance of breakthrough bleeding. However, it seems that Linessa – which has a low estrogen dose and still limits breakthrough bleeding – offers women the best of both worlds.
In a clinical trial, only 11% or less of Linessa users reported breakthrough bleeding over six months. Dr. Durand says according to the SOGC contraceptive guidelines 2004, “this is significantly less when compared to other low-dose birth control pills, where unexpected bleeding may range from 10-30%.” Also important, less than 1% of the women stopped using Linessa due to breakthrough bleeding.
“Women should choose a contraceptive that best suits their lifestyle and addresses their concerns about side effects. Further, cycle control should be an important consideration when choosing an OC and Linessa provides women with a low-dose contraceptive option that is effective, results in less breakthrough bleeding, and minimal weight changes,” adds Dr. Durand.
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