This is about 2%. The main reason is forgotten pill intake other reasons include women taking antibiotics or having vomiting or diarrhoea rendering the pill ineffective, therefore, with these conditions additional method of protection is advised.
Pills are safe, however, possible side effects are:
The vaginal ring is a flexible, plastic ring that is placed in the upper vagina. Side effects are vaginal irritation, discharge and higher failure rate.
Evra is a self adhesive oestrogen and progestogens patch applied once weekly for three weeks every month and having a week break to allow a period. It can be applied to the arm or buttocks. Side effects are allergy to skin, DVT and cardiovascular disease.
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