Table 2

​Proportion of different types of combined oral contraceptives prescribed to starters, 2008–2016 (%)

20082009–20102011–20122013–20142015–2016*
n=38 128n=70 244n=65 796n=64 649n=46 192
%%%%%
Type of gestagen
 Levonorgestrel41.437.355.273.379.3
 Noretisterone6.53.42.21.71.4
 Desogestrel28.637.125.911.97.5
 Drospirenone23.521.615.512.011.1
 Dienogest0.70.90.60.5
 Nomegestrol0.30.40.3
Gestagen/oestrogen content
 Levonorgestrel/20 μg EE25.122.331.042.046.4
 Levonorgestrel/30 μg EE16.315.024.231.332.8
 Noretisterone/35 μg EE6.53.42.21.71.4
 Desogestrel/20 μg EE27.035.524.711.06.8
 Desogestrel/30 μg EE1.71.61.10.90.7
 Drospirenone/20 μg EE6.98.56.85.75.2
 Drospirenone/30 μg EE16.613.18.66.35.8
 Dienogest/3+2+2+1 mg oestradiol valerate0.70.90.60.5
 Nomegestrol/1.5 mg oestradiol0.30.40.3
  • *Until 30 June 2016 .

  • EE, ethinyloestradiol.