Called Yaz, the lower dose pill gives shorter periods, treats severe menstrual problems and claims to reduce acne.
Dr Christine Reid is a medical director for Family Planning.
"It's a pill that can be used by everybody," she said.
"I think probably because it's been licensed by the Therapeutic Goods Administration for use in women who have acne and also who have this severe form of premenstrual disorder that it's going to be particularly interesting to that group of women."
With any medication there are pros and cons.
Along with shorter, lighter periods, fewer cramps and acne, the benefits Yaz claims also include protection against ovarian cysts, non-cancerous breast lumps, and ectopic pregnancy or endometrial cancer.
The downside is Yaz can increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, blood clots, upper respiratory infection, headaches, breast pain, infection, spot bleeding, nausea, weakness and result in higher potassium levels.
"One of the common side effects of oestrogen containing pills is to get some change in pigmentation when you go out in the sun so that people describe themselves as having a sort of map on their face," Dr Reid said.
Some women also complain about weight gain, something Family Planning dismisses.
"Women have other things that are happening in their lives that perhaps make them eat more or exercise less and the pill is a bit of a convenient thing that they can feel may be the cause of it.
Chairman of the National Association of Specialist Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Dr Andrew Pesce, said it is more dangerous to be pregnant than to be on the pill in terms of risks to life or serious injury that is permanent.
"It's more likely you'll get the sorts of problems as a complication of an unintended pregnancy than by being on the pill," he said.
"It's still necessary to consult a doctor to obtain advice to have a look at your risk factors.
"Have a look at your lifestyle features, see what it is that you want and minimise the chance of getting side effects that you don't want."
Visit the Yaz website at www.yaz-us.com.Price
Yaz is currently not on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. The average price is $100 for three months, which is about three times the price of the average contraceptive pill.Product feedback
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