What are the advantages of the progestin only pill?
- With the progestin only pill, it is possible to continue to breastfeed.
- It is useful for women that cannot take estrogens, like those found in the combined pill, contraceptive patch or contraceptive vaginal ring.
- It can be used at any age, but it is especially useful if a woman smokes and is 35 or over.
- It may help with premenstrual symptoms and painful periods.
- It reduces the risk of ectopic pregnancy.
- It can be stopped at any time without a provider’s help .
- It doesn’t interfere with sex.
- It is controlled by the woman.