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Progesterone Only Method Of Contraception

Progestogen Only Pill (Pop)

  • 2 types of POPs are available:
    • Traditional POPs
      eg: Noriday (Norethisterone- NET), Microlut ( Levonorgestrel- LNG)
    • Cerazette (desogestrel- DSG)
  • Contain small doses of synthetic progesterone with no estrogen.
  • Both contain 28 pills in a packet and are taken continuously with no pill free period.
  • Typical use Failure Rate is 9%.
  • No delay in fertility return following the discontinuation.
  • Safe in patients with migraine.
  • No association with headache, cardiovascular disease (MI, VTE or stroke) or breast cancer.
  • Change in the bleeding patterns is common:
    • 2 in 10 women have no bleeding.
    • 4 in 10 women have regular bleeding and
    • 4 in 10 woman have irregular bleeding.
  • Mood changes can occur.
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