What is progestin only pill?


The progestin only pill (also called the “minipill”, POP and progestin-only contraceptive) contains very low doses of a progestin that is like the natural hormone progesterone in a woman’s body. Progestion only pills can be composed either of norethisterone, levonorgestrel, etynodiol diacetate or desogestrel.

The progestin only pill can be used throughout breastfeeding and by women who cannot use methods with estrogen (like combined pills).