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When people are looking for non-emergency contraceptive pills, one of the names that can be easily pop up would be Gynaecosid. This is a medication that is not traditionally the first choice that a doctor in North America or Europe would prescribe but in developing countries, this could be some of the only options available in your clinic. 

In sub-Saharan Africa, for example, it is believed that nearly 50 percent of all unplanned pregnancies are aborted using non-safe methods. This can be quite damaging to females and can even lead to their infertility in the future so it is important to realize what you may potentially be doing to yourself. Let's take a closer look at Gynaecosid to determine if this is a medication that could be detrimental to you. 

To start off with, Gynaecosid was intended to be used in women who are experiencing post-menopausal atrophy of the vagina, dysuria, urogenital symptoms and urinary urgency. It contains small amounts of estrogen-like hormones to help women find symptomatic relief for themselves as these move through menopause. 

Because this is an estrogen-based medication, it is quite possible for the medicine to lead to side effects like withdrawal bleeding, nausea and vomiting, breast tenderness, abdominal pain, drowsiness and hypertension as some of the reported side effects possible with this medication. Some studies indicate that this medication can also be quite dangerous for patients in terms of liver health. If you are taking any other medications, like to drink regularly or have a family history of hepatic diseases, be aware that this could be a potentially dangerous side effect that you must consider. 

This medication is absolutely contraindicated in patients who have a history of breast cancer, hypersensitivity to OCPs, have a history of deep vein thrombosis (DVTs), have persistent genital bleeding or are pregnant. 

When you take this medication, the most important thing for a doctor to know beforehand is how old you are. As you can see from the uses, this is a medication that is designed for women in menopause, not younger women still fertile for one very obvious reason. Like all estrogen-containing compounds, there is an increased risk of developing endometrial cancer if you take this medication. It can also augment your normal fertility cycle and patients could eventually become infertile without being able to have children in the future. 

Before you worry too much about other traditional birth-control pills, almost all the compounds on the market contain a combination of estrogen and progesterone. This added progesterone actually protects your endometrium from cancer so you can keep taking your pills without too much fear. 

According to independent reviews of the medication, this is a dangerous compound so it is better if you try to find some other type of medication. Long-term use of the drug can also lead to internal organ failure. To drive the point home further, the only use of the medication now in North America is to feed to cattle so they grow faster for harvesting so if these are not all contraindications for this medication by now, please reread the article. [1]

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