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Progestin-Only Pill

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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. Like the combination birth control pill, the Progestin-Only pill needs to be taken at the same time every day. With most kinds of progestin-only pills, if it is taken more than three hours late you are not protected from pregnancy.

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
  • There is a new, unique type of Progestin-Only Pill that doesn’t have to be taken at the same time and can have other potential benefits like reduced cramps and reduced PMS

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
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