Posted by: Amanda | 2012-01-30

Worried about Yaz

Dear Gynae doc

This weekend I read in a magazine that Yaz contraception is a ''light'' pill. I''ve been using Yaz for almost a year now and I am sexually active.

Does this mean that Yaz is not as effective as other Pills to prevent pregnancy. We do not always use a condom during sex and I''m worried that I might get pregnant by just using Yaz.

I also read that the Pill should be drank at the same time every morning - which I do, but sometimes my timing differs between 30minutes. Will this have an impact on the protection of the pill?

Thank you! appreciate

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Our expert says:
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Yaz is as effective as all the other oral contraceptives. You do not need to use a condom for extra contraceptive protection. A 30 minute difference in the time of taking the pill will not make a difference.

Best wishes

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