Choice is a combined oral contraceptive pill made from low doses of synthetic estrogen and progestin, like the natural hormones of estrogen and progesterone in a woman’s body. Choice is a monophasic hormonal oral contraceptive tablet. Monophasic means that it contains the same amount of estrogen and progesterone in all the active pills in the package. Each blister of Choice has 21 sugar-coated white pills containing Levonorgestrel 0.15mg and Ethinylestradiol 0.03mg. These are the active pills. The blister also contains seven brown pills that have Ferrous Fumarate 75mg equivalent to 24.375mg of Ferrous Iron. These pills provide supplementation for women.
combined oral contraceptive
Effectiveness depends on the user. Risk of
pregnancy is greatest when a woman starts taking a new pill pack three or more days late or misses three or more pills near the beginning or end of a pill pack. When pills are taken correctly, fewer than 1 pregnancy per 100 women occurs while using Choice over the first year. This equates to 3 women out of 1,000 becoming pregnant.
Return of fertility after Choice is stopped: No Delay
Protection against sexually transmitted infections STIs, including Hepatitis B and C and HIV/AIDS: None
In addition to pregnancy, Choice helps protect
users against the following:
- Cancer of the lining of the uterus (endometrial cancer)
- Cancer of the ovary (ovarian cysts)
- Iron-deficiency anemia due to lighter menstrual cycle and iron supplementation
Choice also reduces:
- Menstrual cramps
- Ovulation pain
- Excess hair on face or body
Who Can Use Choice
Nearly all women can use Choice safely and effectively, including women:
- With or without children
- Married or unmarried
- Who are of any age, including adolescents and women over 40 years old
- Had incidents of recent abortion, or miscarriage
- Having anemia or had in the past
- HIV positive (whether or not she is on antiretroviral therapy)
Women can begin using Choice:
- Without any pelvic, cervical and Laboratory examination
Who Can’t Use Choice
Choice should not be used in women with any of the following conditions:
- Known or suspected pregnancy
- Birth in the last 3 months
- Breastfeeding 6 months or less
- Pulmonary embolism (current or history)
- Ischemic heart disease (current or history)
- History of cerebrovascular accidents
- Valvular heart disease with complications
- Severe hypertension
- Diabetes with vascular involvement
- Headaches with focal neurological symptoms
- Carcinoma of the breast
- Liver tumors (benign and malignant)
- Active liver disease
- Heavy smoking (> 15 cigarettes per day) and the age of 35 and older
- Hypersensitive to any component of this product
Some users report the following:
- Mild headaches
- Nausea (usually pass off after 2-3 months use)
- Breast tenderness
- Weight change
- Mood changes (rare case)
- Acne (can improve or worsen, but usually improves)
Frequently Asked Questions
Choice must be taken every day, whether or not a woman had sex that day.
A woman can return to fertility immediately after she stops taking Choice. Choice does not make women infertile.
Choice does not cause any birth defects or multiple births.
Choice does not cause any change in women’s sexual desire.
Choice pills are processed by the body every day. They do not build up in a woman’s body.