Explore > Progestin-Only Pills

Progestin-Only Pills

Explore > Progestin-Only Pills

How do I use it?

The Progestin-Only Pill contains the hormone Progestin. You take it at the same time every day.

How effective is it?

The Progestin-Only Pill is 93% effective. Most kinds need to be taken at the same time every day and do not protect you from pregnancy if taken more than 3 hours late. However, there is a unique type of Progestin-Only Pill containing drospirenone that has a more flexible. schedule and doesn’t have to be taken at the same time every day.

What I might like...

  • You might get lighter, infrequent or no periods
  • You might like that it's estrogen-free
  • For most people, Progestin wont affect your milk supply if you are breastfeeding

What I might dislike...

  • You may experience spotting or unpredictable periods
  • You might get headaches, weight changes, breast tenderness, and mood changes. This typically improves with time.
  • You won’t be protected from STIs
Progestin Only Preview