Classification and comparison of oral contraceptives containing new generation progestogens.


New generation-oral contraceptives containing desogestrel or gestodene, and possibly also norgestimate, are more or less similar with respect to contraceptive efficacy, cycle control and acceptability. They also show a more favourable metabolic profile in comparison with older preparations. The desogestrel-containing preparations Gracial and Marvelon, and… (More)