2nd October 2019


Do you still have periods when on the mini pill?

Typically, women taking the combined contraceptive pill will have lighter, less painful and less irregular periods. Women who take the mini-pill may have no periods at all, or they may experience some irregular bleeding (also known as 'spotting') while taking this type of pill.

What are the side effects of the mini pill?

Side effects of the minipill might include:
  • Irregular menstrual bleeding.
  • Acne.
  • Breast tenderness.
  • Decreased sex drive (libido)
  • Depression.
  • Headaches.
  • Nausea.
  • Ovarian cysts.

Is progesterone in birth control pills?

Progestin-only birth control pills, sometimes called “mini-pills,” have several effects in the body that help prevent pregnancy: The mucus in the cervix thickens, making it difficult for sperm to enter the uterus and fertilize an egg. They stop ovulation, but they do not do so consistently.
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