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Birth Control

Progestin Only Pill (Mini Pill)

The minipill, also known as the progestin-only birth control pill (POP), is an oral contraceptive that contains the hormone progestin.


Norlyda is an oral contraceptive that prevents pregnancy by tricking your body into thinking that it is already pregnant. It thickens vaginal fluids in order to prevent fertilization from occurring. Norlyda also stops the release of an egg. If you are sensitive to the side effects of estrogen, then you should give Norlyda a try! Norlyda is a mini-pill which means it does not contain any estrogen.  Norlyda may also reduce the symptoms of endometriosis.


Norethindrone is an oral birth control medication that prevents pregnancy by changing vaginal fluids to prevent sperm from reaching an egg. In some women, Norethindrone also prevents the release of an egg. If you are prone to the side effects that come with estrogen-based birth control medications, then you should give Norethindrone a try!

This mini-pill does not contain any estrogen which is the hormone often responsible for birth control side effects. This may also make it a safer choice for women over the age of 35 or women who are breastfeeding. Norethindrone is also sometimes used to treat the symptoms of endometriosis.


While Lyza isn’t available through Nurx™, that doesn’t mean you still can’t enjoy its pregnancy-prevention benefits. This is a 28-pill contraceptive that doesn’t contain any estrogen, making it a good choice for women over 35 years of age.


Jolivette is a leading mini-pill brand that is highly recommended by us at Nurx™ for women who can’t take combination pills or have experienced too many side effects. Combination birth control pills aren’t a good fit for women who are sensitive to estrogen, over 35 years old, cigarette smokers, or have unusually high blood pressure. Jolivette is a progestin-only pill, also known as the POP or the mini-pill, which is estrogen-free.


If you’re looking for an oral contraceptive that doesn’t contain estrogen, the mini-pill known as norethindrone may be perfect for you.  Norethindrone is a type of progesterone that prevents ovulation. This hormone also changes your cervical mucus so that it’s more difficult for sperm to reach the uterus and alters the cervical lining so that it is more difficult for a fertilized egg to attach to the uterine wall.

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