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Can you tell me what progesterone only birth control pills are?

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Dr. Leandro Rodriguez
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: No estrogen.

Most birth control pills contain both estrogen and progesterone.
Progesterone only pills are commonly used in the postpartum period because they are thought to be less likely to decrease breast milk production. They are also an alternative in women with risk factors for blood clots. These pills are also different in that no pill-free interval or placebo is used.

In brief: No estrogen.

Most birth control pills contain both estrogen and progesterone.
Progesterone only pills are commonly used in the postpartum period because they are thought to be less likely to decrease breast milk production. They are also an alternative in women with risk factors for blood clots. These pills are also different in that no pill-free interval or placebo is used.
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Just that

A Progesterone only birth control pill does not contain any estrogen.
The mechanism of action is different from combination ocp's, but the efficacy is about the same.

In brief: Just that

A Progesterone only birth control pill does not contain any estrogen.
The mechanism of action is different from combination ocp's, but the efficacy is about the same.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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