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.