Alternatives to Lessina
Low-estrogen contraceptives such as Lessina are a good option for women who are particularly sensitive to estrogen and prone to estrogen-related side effects. However, there are many different types of oral contraceptives and it is not uncommon to try a few before finding one that works for you. Another option is the progesterone-only pill, also known as the mini pill, which contains no estrogen and is taken continuously without a break for a monthly bleed.
If you struggle to remember to take your pills each day, you can try a non-oral form of hormonal contraception. These include the implant (Implanon, Nexplanon), the shot (Depo-Provera), and the intrauterine device (IUD, Mirena, ParaGard, Skyla, Liletta, Kyleena). The IUD in particular is suited to women with certain contradictory health conditions, such as diabetes or hypertension, as it works locally to the reproductive system. You can find additional advice on which type of contraceptive might be best for you from your doctor or health worker.
Some women choose not to use hormonal contraceptives at all, and rely instead on barrier methods. These include the cervical cap (FemCap) and male and female condoms. The male condom is the only contraceptive that offers partial protection from STIs.
Lessina vs Sronyx
Lessina and Sronxy are different brands of the same medication. They both contain the same active ingredients (20 mcg ethinyl estradiol and 0.1 mg Levonorgestrel) and work in the same way.