[Benefit of the Internet as an information tool in case of oral contraceptive miss. Survey of 1964 women visiting the website www.g-oubliemapilule.com].

Abstract

The aim of the study is to evaluate the utility of the website http://www.g-oubliemapilule.com/ that contains the recommendations of the French Haute Autorité de santé in case of oral contraceptive pill missing. This epidemiologic prospective study was conducted using an online questionnaire available at http://www.g-oubliemapilule.com/. The results emphasize the poor quality of information provided by the physicians. 40% of the physicians don't provide information about what to do in case of oral contraceptive pill missing during the first medical visit for oral contraceptive prescription and the physicians don't inquire about oral contraceptive pill missing during the follow-up in 3/4 of the cases. Furthermore, when women find information about what to do in case of oral contraceptive pill missing, a majority of them won't follow the advice provided even if it is fully understood. 60% of the women who should use the condom during the 7 days following the oral contraceptive pill missing don't use it and 86% of the women who should use the emergency contraceptive pill don't use it. The reason mostly invoked (1/3 of the cases) to support that behaviour is the assumption that the risk of pregnancy is too low. The results help to understand the gap between theoretical efficacy (Pearl Index: 0.3%) and real efficacy (8%) of the oral contraceptive pill. Finally, the website http://www.g-oubliemapilule.com/ is a useful well understood additional tool but can't replace the medical follow-up.

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@article{Lemaitre2009BenefitOT, title={[Benefit of the Internet as an information tool in case of oral contraceptive miss. Survey of 1964 women visiting the website www.g-oubliemapilule.com].}, author={Sophie Lemaitre and Francis Collier and Vincent Hulin}, journal={La Revue du praticien}, year={2009}, volume={59 10 Suppl}, pages={7-15} }