Progestogen-Only Pill

All about the pill micro-dosed

Some information about this pill who is part of everyday life for many women.

Understand the micro-dosed pills

Birth control pills (sometimes called simply "the pill") is a once-daily pill who contains hormones that prevent pregnancy the hormones in the Pill control the ovaries and uterus. These pills are "combination pills" containing a combination of estrogen and progesterone that prevents ovulation. A woman cannot get pregnant if she has not ovulated.

How does the micro-dosed pills?
The micro-dosed pill commonly known as the POP (progestogen-only pill) is a contraceptive pill to be taken daily. It causes a thickening of the lining around the neck of the uterus - which makes access very difficult for sperm, and the lining of the uterus less "receptive" to eggs. It also prevents ovulation (release of an egg).

Its effects

Not as effective as "the pill" to prevent pregnancy, but it is quite effective. If a hundred sexually active women taking the pill regularly micro-dosed for one year, to a lesser extent, only two of them fall pregnant. According to some studies, the pills are more effective when combined with breastfeeding.

Where can I get birth control pills

Birth control pills are available in all medical shops without prescription.

The packaging of pills

Birth control pills are presented in two different packet sizes, with the indicated days. For packets of 21 pills, you take one pill a day for three weeks followed by a week without pills. For packets of 28 tablets, 21 tablets are taken followed by a week of placebo or sugar pills.

Early use of the pill

You should take a pill micro-dosed at the same time of the day, every day - even when you have your period. You can choose your time of day.

You can, for example, decide to take one in the afternoon or at the dinner. Even so, later, you must respect that time. If you have a delay of more than three hours in the pill, you are exposed to the risk of being pregnant.