What is Femynor?
Femynor is a combined birth control pill. When taken correctly, it stops you from getting pregnant by altering your menstrual cycle.
Femynor has other benefits, too. It isn’t primarily prescribed for heavy or painful periods, but can help to make these more regular and manageable.
How does Femynor work?
Femynor is a combined pill, so it contains two hormones that work like progesterone and estrogen. These hormones do a little number in your body to trick it into not ovulating. No ovulation = no egg = no baby. They also stop your uterine wall from getting thicker. This means no implantation for any stray fertilized eggs (just in case) and lighter periods. The pill makes cervical mucus thicker, so sperm can’t make their way to an egg as easily.
How safe is Femynor?
Femynor is actually in the safest category of combined birth control pills. Blood clots are rare anyway with the pill, but women taking Femynor are even less likely to get a blood clot than they are with other options.
But you should read the information that comes with it before you start taking it, so you know what side effects you should see a doctor about if they happen.
If you have any risk factors for a blood clot, like high blood pressure or if you smoke and are over 35, combined pills like Femynor aren’t the best option for you. In this case, you’ll usually be advised to take the mini pill instead.
How effective is Femynor?
With perfect use, Femynor offers more than 99% protection against pregnancy, which means fewer than one in 100 women will get pregnant while using Femynor over the course of a year.
If you make an occasional faux pas - so miss a pill, for example - it’s a little less effective at around 91%. So it’s better not to deviate from the instructions, and to get into the regular routine of taking it.