Millinette is an oral contraceptive pill, also known as a combined hormonal contraceptive (CHC), or ‘the Pill’. It is usually taken by sexually active women who don’t want to become pregnant. Millinette contains two types of hormone – ethinyl estradiol (oestrogen) and gestodene (progestogen). Together, these hormones prevent you from getting pregnant . Studies show that, only about 1 in 100 users of Millinette become pregnant from unprotected intercourse. This means that Millinette is around 99% effective in preventing pregnancies. It is quite normal to experience mild side effects when taking a CHC pill like Millinette. Changes to your weight, mood, and spotting (bleeding between periods) are the most commonly reported side effects of the contraceptive pill.