Alternatives to Sronyx
There are many different types of hormonal contraception and women often have to try a few before finding the one that is right for them. Different pills contain different forms of progesterone and/or estrogen, and you may find that you are more sensitive to some ingredients than others. Sronyx, Lessina and Low Ogestrel have the advantage of containing a lower dose of estrogen and are therefore suitable for women who are particularly sensitive to estrogen. Alternatively, the progesterone-only pill, also known as the ‘mini pill’, does not contain any estrogen. This pill does not allow a break for a monthly bleed and, in some cases, can also be taken by women who are breastfeeding.
If you do not wish to take a pill each day, you can try a form of hormonal contraception that is not taken orally. 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 suitable for women with other health conditions, such as diabetes or hypertension, because it works locally on the reproductive system. For advice on finding the right contraceptive for you, speak to your doctor or health worker.
If you prefer to use non-hormonal methods of contraception, your options include barrier methods. These include the cervical cap (FemCap) and male and female condoms. Male condoms are the only form of contraception to offer protection against STIs.