Birth Control Hormonal Methods (cont.)
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Progestin-Only Birth Control Pills
Progestin-only pills, also known as the mini-pill, are not used widely in the United States. Fewer than 1% of users of oral contraceptives use them as their only method of birth control. Those who use them include women who are breastfeeding and women who cannot take estrogen.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/5/2014
M Samra, MD
Bryan D Cowan, MD
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
Lee P Shulman, MD
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