The minipill, also known as the progestin-only birth control pill (POP), is an oral contraceptive that contains the hormone progestin.
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.
Mini-pills such as Nora-BE are good for women who have trouble tolerating estrogen. This pill is a progestin-only medication, containing only one hormone instead of the two hormones that are found in combination pills. The medication thickens the vaginal fluid so that it’s more difficult for sperm to reach the egg. It also changes the uterine lining so that it’s more difficult for a fertilized egg to attach to it. In about half of users, Nora-BE stops ovulation.
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Women who can’t tolerate estrogen often turn to progestin-only pills such as Errin. Errin prevents pregnancy by thickening the vaginal fluid and changing the uterine lining so that it’s difficult for sperm to reach the egg and a fertilized egg to attach to the uterus. About half of the women who take Errin stop ovulating.
Camila is a mini-pill that prevents pregnancy using a form of progestin known as norethindrone. This hormone thickens the vaginal fluid so that it’s more difficult for the sperm to reach the egg. It also changes the lining of the uterus so that an egg, if fertilized, would have trouble attaching to the uterus. In roughly half of the patients taking Camila, this medication will prevent eggs from being released.