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
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minipill

[ˈmɪnɪˌpɪl] Nminipíldora f
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Those using the combined pill were 23% more likely to be diagnosed with depression, and those on the minipill 34% more likely.
With the minipill (progesterone only) the probability was even 34 percent higher.
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).
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.
Preven, which first came on the market in 1998, is a combined estrogen-progestin pill, while Plan B, available since 1999, is a progestin-only "minipill." With both products, one pill must be taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse and a second pill, 12 hours later.
Preven, which first came on the marker in 1998, is a combined estrogen-progestin pill, while Plan B, available since 1999, is a progestin-only "minipill." With both products, one pill must be taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse and a second pill, 12 hours later.
There are two types of birth control pills, the combination pill and the minipill. The combination pill contains synthetic estrogen and progesterone, which suppress the release of an egg from the ovaries.
Those containing only a progestin are called "minipills." The minipill was introduced because the estrogen in combined preparations was thought to be responsible for most of the side effects of oral contraceptives.