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Outside of norgestimate progestin, which other progestins are as low androgenic? Or is norgestimate the lowest? I require a very low androgenic pill.

Outside of  norgestimate progestin, 
which other progestins are as low
androgenic? Or is norgestimate the
lowest? I require a very low androgenic pill.

Drospironone: Drosprinone, like in Yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is very low. One dose is equivalent to 25 mg spironalctone, a diuretic that decreases hair growth. There is probably a chart on Google but I think levonergestril also has low androgenic properties. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which hormone in BC has the greater influence on risk of cardiovascular incident? I'm on NuvaRing, so low estrogen but a third generation progestin.

Which hormone in BC has the greater influence on risk of cardiovascular incident? I'm on NuvaRing, so low estrogen but a third generation progestin.

Individualized: Nuvaring has a low incidence of cardiovascular risk overall. Individuals must be assessed by their doctor to determine if they are a candidate for any form of hormonal contraception. In general the Estrogen in combined contraceptives represent the higher risk hormone. ...Read more

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What is progestin used for?

Many things: Primarily used to balance estrogen such as with post menopausal hormone replacement therapy or birth control pills. Sometimes we use it to start someone's cycle and it can be used to treat bleeding problems. The word progestin is a general term that refers to the class of drugs similar to Progesterone and is not a specific drug. ...Read more

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What is the use of progestin pills?

What is the use of progestin pills?

Many uses: Too many to list here, but usually progestin pills are used in women to start a late period. They can also be used to stop irregular prolonged bleeding (sounds contradictory, i know.) there are other uses but it gets very specific. ...Read more

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Options other than oral progestin and iud?

Options other than oral progestin and iud?

Several: Combined oral estrogen and progestin pills, vaginal hormone rings, hormone patches (where available), progestin injections or silastic rods in the arm, condoms or male and female permanent sterilization are all options. ...Read more

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Which progestins are best and worst for women who get migraines?

Which progestins are best and worst for women who get migraines?

Migraine and hormone: Women who have migraine with aura, or classic migraine, or a complicated migraine, should avoid medicines with estrogen. There is a slight increased risk of stroke in this case. Progestins are not known to affect migraines, and any progestin should be ok. ...Read more