minipill


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min·i·pill

 (mĭn′ē-pĭl′)
n.
An oral contraceptive that contains a progestin but no estrogen.

[mini- (from the fact that it contains only a progestin, which is minimally required to prevent pregnancy in individuals for whom estrogen is contraindicated ) + pill.]

minipill

(ˈmɪnɪˌpɪl)
n
(Pharmacology) a low-dose oral contraceptive containing a progestogen only
Translations

minipill

[ˈmɪnɪˌpɪl] Nminipíldora f
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You may want to change from the minipill to a combined pill or a long-acting reversible contraceptive, e.
The Minipill (a progestin-only contraceptive) and Depo-Provera (a progestogen-only injection) are options for women who cannot tolerate estrogen, but the downsides are that their use can increase acne and appetite (which can lead to weight gain).
50% Hormonal Methods: Hormone Shot (Depo-Provera) Less than 1% Combined Pill (Estrogen/Progestin) 2-3% Minipill (Progestin only) 3% Three-month pill (Seasonale, Seasonique) Less than 2% Patch (Ortho Evra) Less than 1% Ring (Nuva Ring) 1% Implanon Less than 1% Intrauterine Devices (IUDs): Copper T 0.
The minipill THIS everyday pill is good for women over 35 or those who can't take the combined pill for health reasons.
The socalled minipill is also an oral contraceptive, but contains only progestin.
Percentage of women experiencing unintended pregnancy within the first year Percentage of use of women continuing Typical Perfect use at Method use use one year No method 85 85 Spermicides 29 18 42 Withdrawal 27 4 43 Fertility awareness-based methods 25 51 Standard Days method 5 TwoDay method 4 Ovulation method 3 Sponge Parous women 32 20 46 Nulliparous women 16 9 57 Diaphragm with spermicide 16 6 57 Condom without spermicide Female (Reality) 21 5 49 Male 15 2 53 Combined pill and minipill 8 0.
The minipill contains a small amount of synthetic progesterone only.
The minipill was introduced because the estrogen in combined preparations was thought to be responsible for most of the side effects of oral contraceptives.