Mercilon ® – oral contraceptive in adolescent fertility control
M Pavlov-Mirkovic and M Bogavac
Clinical Centre Novi Sad, Department of Obstetrics
and Gynecology, Novi Sad, Serbia & Montenegro
Introduction Sexuality in young’s
become an important problem due to its social, health and demographic
implications. As we move into the new millennium, various techniques will become
available which will help in the management of adolescent girls with
gynaecological problems. The aim of this study was to investigate the use of low
dose oral contraception containing 0.02 mg ethinylestradiol and 0.15 desogestrel
(Mercilon Organon) and its influence on bleeding pattern.
Study methods Totally
230 girls under 20 year. The mean age 18.4, used the low dose oral contraception
for 6 months. The pill was taken 21 days with free period of seven days.
Duration and frequency of bleeding were evaluated.
Results The majority of
girls had regular bleeding, the withdrawal bleeding during free period missed in
0.8% cycles. Bleeding duration was 2-4 days, mostly without pain and not heavy.
Spotting occurred in 6.5% of cycles and breakthrough bleeding in 3.1% of cycles.
Conclusion Mercilon Organon containing 0.02 mg
ethinylestradiol and 0.15
dezogestrel besides high contraceptive reliability, is very good in regulation
duration, intensity and frequency of withdrawal bleeding. These results show
excellent cycle control, efficacy and very low rate of side effects.