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minipill

(mĭn′ē-pĭl′)
n.
An oral contraceptive that contains a progestin but no estrogen.
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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.
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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.
You may want to change from the minipill to a combined pill or a long-acting reversible contraceptive, e.g.
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.
Contraceptive method Unit cost used in Unit price paid by patient the analysis Mobile clinic Static clinic (US $) IUD $ 0.6 Free of charge $ 0.4 Birth Control Pills $ 0.17 - 0.54 $ 0.2 $ 0.12-0.18 (*) Injectable $ 1.4 Free of charge $ 0.2 Condoms $ 0.1 Free of charge $ 0.02 Implants $ 37.2 NA (**) $ 0.9 (*) There are 2 types of pills offered in the static clinics; levonor minipills which cost US $ 0.54 per 28 day dose and are sold at US $ 0.2 per unit, while compound pills cost US $ 0.17 per 28 day dose and are sold T US $ 0.12 per unit for clients.
There are other methods such as Foaming pills, Jadelle, Implanon, Sino-implants, LAM, IUD, Norigynon, Depo, Bilateral Tubal Ligation, Minipills, Emergency Contraceptive, Micro-N, Female Sterilization, Postinor 2, Micro-G, Ovrette, Lo-Fem, Levonorgestrel Intrauterine System and Micro-lut.
* Oral contraceptives (the Pill): Combination and progestin-only minipills
(1) Emergency contraceptives available in the United States include regular oral contraceptive pills containing the hormones estrogen and progestin, less common birth control pills called minipills that contain progestin only, and the copper-T IUD.
"Progestin-only pills (minipills) for contraception." Uptodate.com.