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.
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.