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Year : 1976  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 176-179

Poor acceptability of "Pill-a-month" contraceptive - High pregnancy and drop-out rates in a small sample


Institute for Research in Reproduction (Indian Council of Medical Research), Jehangir Merwanji Street, Parel, Bombay-400012, India

Correspondence Address:
Rama A Vaidya
Institute for Research in Reproduction (Indian Council of Medical Research), Jehangir Merwanji Street, Parel, Bombay-400012
India
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A combination of long acting oestrogen-ethinyl estradiol-3­cyclopentyl ether 2 mg (Quinestrol) and a progestin-norethindrone acetate-3-cyclopentylenol ether 2.5 mg (Quingestanol acetate) was clinically investigated as a "Pill-a-month" contraceptive in 94 Indian women for 529 months of use. Totally 6 pregnancies occurred due to the method failure, the Pearl index being 13.6 per 100 women years (the 95 per cent confidence region per 100 women years has the lower limit of 4.5 and the upper limit of 30). The drug related drop-out was 68% at the end of 2 years' trial (95 per cent conf. dente region for per cent observed rate has the lower limit of 64 and the upper limit of 72 per cent). The high pregnancy rate has been validated by the multicentric Indian data.






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