Seventy-five microgram desogestrel minipill, a new perspective in estrogen-free contraception.

@article{Benagiano2003SeventyfiveMD,
  title={Seventy-five microgram desogestrel minipill, a new perspective in estrogen-free contraception.},
  author={Giuseppe Benagiano and Francesco Maria Primiero},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2003},
  volume={997},
  pages={163-73}
}
Progestin-only minipills have been available for over three decades, yet their use has been limited, because of a documented lower efficacy when compared to pills that combine estrogen and progestin. The availability of a new low-dose progestin-only minipill containing 75 microg desogestrel (DSG) offers a new perspective, since, in a large multicenter study, this minipill gave a crude Pearl index of 0.41 and an adjusted one of 0.14, which is comparable to indices found in clinical trials of… CONTINUE READING