What is the mini pill?

Dr Louisa Draper

"The composition of the mini pill means that it is suitable for some women who can’t take a combined pill. Women who can’t take oestrogen may be able to prevent pregnancy with a mini pill. "

Dr Louisa Draper

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The mini pill is also called the progesterone-only pill as it only contains one hormone. This sets the mini pill apart from combined pills, which contain both progesterone and oestrogen. How is the mini pill taken and who is it for? Find out what you need to know about contraception with the mini pill.