THE PROGESTOGEN-ONLY PILL (POP)
THE MINI PILL THAT DEMANDS A STRICT ROUTINE
TAKE IT A DAY AT A TIME
The progestogen-only pill or mini pill is a contraceptive tablet containing a progestogen that should be taken at the same time once a day. It can be a suitable option for those women who cannot take oestrogen.
You should take the pill at the same time each day, whether or not you have sex.
The long-term use of the POP doesn't affect your fertility. But once you've stopped taking the POP it may take some time for your body's natural hormones to go back to their normal levels.
The POP does not protect against sexually transmitted infections.
HOW IT MEASURES UP
Yes. The hormone in the mini pill - progestogen – is released throughout the body.
EASE OF USE
The pill must be taken at the same time every day, even if you don’t plan to have sex that day.
The mini-pill may cause irregular bleeding with bleeding becoming more frequent, less frequent or absent.
NEED ADVICE? SPEAK TO YOUR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL.
Seek out an appointment with your doctor or nurse for further support that meets your needs.