Women over 30 years old willing to reduce their number of periods with new contraceptive solutions

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

This is one of the preliminary results of the FLEXO study, presented this weekend as part of the scientific conference on Women's Healthcare at Exeltis Day in Valencia

The Flexo Study assessed the impact of information on contraception in decision-making, with a high level of participation of more than 1,300 women surveyed

More than 300 gynaecologists gathered at the second edition of the Exeltis Day conference to analyse innovative solutions in contraception and the latest developments in Gynaecology

Madrid, 6 February 2018- Over 30 years old and working outside of the home is the profile of the Spanish woman who does not believe it is necessary to have her period every month, and who would be willing to choose the flexible continuous contraception regimen to reduce the number of menstrual periods and their associated symptoms. This is one of the preliminary results of the FLEXO study, presented this week in Valencia as part of the scientific conference on Women's Healthcare, at Exeltis Day, organised by the company Exeltis under the auspices of the European University of Madrid's Exeltis Chair on Women's Health.

This FLEXO study, which was launched a year ago in collaboration with the Spanish Contraception Association, aims to assess the impact of information on oral contraceptives in a flexible regimen on the choices of women who seek contraceptive advice. This research work was carried out with the participation of more than 1,300 surveys of women from all over Spain and with more than one hundred professionals.

Doctor Iñaki Lete, Department Head of the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Clinical Management Unit at Áraba University Hospital and Professor of Gynaecology and Obstetrics at the University of the Basque Country, stressed the importance of a study such as this and its results. “We know that the decision to use a specific method of contraception lies with the woman. When they come to our surgeries and say that they want to take the pill, sometimes doctors do not take the time to explain to them that there are different types. The aim of the study is to determine the impact of information about a new contraceptive and the flexible regimen on a woman's final decision and to analyse the factors that influence this decision”.

Therefore this preliminary phase of the study concludes that this would be the profile of the woman from whom the gynaecologist would receive more attention on the flexible continuous regimen when she requests contraceptive advice.

The flexible prolonged regimen is a new contraceptive option which allows women to programme when they want to have their period, manage their menstrual bleeding days and experience less bleeding during its use.