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Why Ginger-U?

Ginger-U is designed to make sure you stay on track
Our objective is to highlight the importance of medication adherence and provide tools to enhance it.

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.
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Pregnancy is a beautiful and unique moment in a woman’s life. But an unplanned or an unintended pregnancy may create 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 developed the Ginger-U app. Studies have shown that those who practice perfect adherence over the first year have a 0.3% risk of pregnancy. Their accumulated risk is 1% over a three-year period.

However, the risk of 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. Their accumulated risk is 25% over a three-year period. Over 40% of women admit to missing one or more pills in any given three-month period. In short, the more pills you miss, the higher your risk of unintended pregnancy.

How much do you know about your pill? Do you know what to do when you miss a pill?
Why even miss a pill? Ginger-U is the answer to these and more.
Simply Intuitive. Discreetly Effective.