Progesterone Only (Mini Pill)
Our Progesterone Only class of contraceptives includes the single hormone contraceptive containing only low-dose progesterone also known as the mini-pill.
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Progesterone only pillsThe progesterone only contraceptive pill, also known as the mini pill, is a single hormone pill containing a fixed low-dose of a synthetic progestogen like desogestrel or levonorgestrel. It is taken throughout the menstrual cycle, which includes a normal menstrual bleed.
The mini-pill works as a contraceptive by preventing maturation of the egg, which inhibits ovulation. It also prevents preparation of the endometrium for implantation and thinning of cervical mucus. Taking a mini pill for contraception is particularly useful when breast feeding; also for women who are unable to use estrogen containing contraceptive pills or do not wish to take estrogen because of its associated health risks.