In clinical trials, Zoely offered lighter and less frequent withdrawal bleeding than Yasmin, a similar combination pill
. Withdrawal bleeding is what we call periods when you’re taking hormonal contraceptives. So, if you don’t want to have as much of a period, Zoely might work for you better than Yasmin.
The progestin in Zoely is closely related to the natural progesterone in your body, so it’s sometimes thought to cause lower levels of side effects.
Because it shortens your period and makes the bleeding less intense, it can be a good choice if you have heavy periods. Zoely also has a less powerful amount of progestins than the mini pill, so it could be a good option if you’re sensitive to them.