Why Ginger-U?

Always taking the right pill at the right time: Ginger-U is designed to make sure you stay on track

A few FACTS:

  • In the U.S. alone, 1 out of every 2 pregnancies is unintended, and 28% of women (~11 million) use the oral contraceptive pill. The main cause of unintended pregnancy in these women is poor adherence.
  • Women with perfect adherence only have a 0.3% chance of unintended pregnancy over the first year of use. The same risk increases to 9% with typical adherence.
  • Over 40% of women admit to missing 1 or more pills in any given 3-month period.
  • A lot of women do not realize that missing just 1 pill places them at increased risk of pregnancy
  • 90% of women know they need to do something when they miss a pill, but only 10% know what.

Unintended pregnancy creates hardships for women and families. The oral contraceptive pill (OCP) works very well with perfect adherence—always taking the right pill at the right time. That’s why we invented the Ginger-U app. Studies have shown that those who practiced perfect adherence over the first year only had a 0.3% incidence of unintended pregnancy. Over a three-year period then, the risk is 1%.

However, the risk of unintended pregnancy in the first year increases to 9% with typical adherence, which accounts for missed or mistimed pills, limited understanding of instruction and/or lapses in use. Over a three-year period then, the risk of an unintended pregnancy is 25%. Over 40% of women admit to missing one or more pills in any given 3-month period. In short, the more pills you miss, the higher your risk of unintended pregnancy!

Set perfect adherence as your goal and achieve it with the help of Ginger-U.
It helps you to remember to take your pill, and much more.