minipill


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minipill

/min·i·pill/ (min´e-pil) an oral contraceptive consisting of a small daily dose of a progestational agent.

minipill

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

minipill

An oral contraceptive (OC) which contains a very low-dose (0.35 mg) progestin, a low-dose synthetic progesterone norethindrone, and an extremely low dose of oestrogen. The minipill reduces sperm penetration of cervical mucus, interferes with luteinisation and implantation, and decreases gonadotropin secretion. It may be less effective than combined OCs and is associated with dysmenorrhoea.

minipill

Gynecology An OC that contains a very low dose of progestin, a low-dose synthetic progesterone norethindrone, and minimal estrogen; MP ↓ sperm penetration of cervical mucus, interferes with luteinization and implantation and ↓ gonadotropin secretion; it may be less effective than combined OCs and IS associated with dysmenorrhea. See Oral contraceptive. Cf Norplant, RU 486.
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The effectiveness rate of the minipill is lower than the combination pill and there is a high rate of breakthrough bleeding and amenorrhea.
Table 1: Percentage of unintended pregnancies in the first year of contraceptive use Method Perfect use Typical use Male condom 2 15 Female condom 5 21 Diaphragm 6 16 Cervical cap (Parous woman) 26 32 Cervical cap (Nulliparous woman) 9 16 Spermicides 18 29 Combined pill and minipill 0.
5% Hormonal Methods: Hormone Shot (Depo-Provera) Combined Pill (Estrogen/Progestin) Minipill (Progestin only) Three-month pill (Seasonale, Seasonique) Patch (Ortho Evra) Ring (Nuva Ring) Implanon Less than 1% 2-3% 3% Less than 2% Less than 1% 1% Less than 1% Intrauterine Devices (IUDs): Copper T Levonorgestrel-Releasing IUD 0.
Women using contraception that doesn't contain oestrogen, eg the injection or minipill, may, over many years, develop a slight oestrogen deficiency and require oestrogen supplements.
Forms include the combined pill, low-dose minipill, (no oestrogen, only progestogen) hormonal injections and implants and the post- coital pill.
My husband and I want to start a family so I stopped the minipill seven months ago.
5% Hormonal Methods: Hormone Shot (Depo-Provera) Combined Pill (Estrogen/Progestin) Less than 1% Minipill (Progestin only) 2-3% Three-month pill (Seasonale, Seasonique) 3% Less than 2% Patch (Ortho Evra) Less than 1% Ring (Nuva Ring) 1% Intrauterine Devices (IUDs): Copper T 0.
9 (*) There are 2 types of pills offered in the static clinics; levonor minipills which cost US $ 0.
Oral contraceptives (the Pill): Combination and progestin-only minipills