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What are disadvantages of progesterone only pills?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Irregular bleeding

The main drawback is that estrogen-free methods are associated with more breakthrough bleeding or irregular bleeding.

In brief: Irregular bleeding

The main drawback is that estrogen-free methods are associated with more breakthrough bleeding or irregular bleeding.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. James Lackey
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: No estrogen

#1 slightly higher risk of unintended pregnancy.
#2 less effective "cycle control" as compared to "regular" or combination ( progestin and estrogen) birth controp pills. On the positive side, they can be used while nursing or other times when estrogen is inappropriate.

In brief: No estrogen

#1 slightly higher risk of unintended pregnancy.
#2 less effective "cycle control" as compared to "regular" or combination ( progestin and estrogen) birth controp pills. On the positive side, they can be used while nursing or other times when estrogen is inappropriate.
Dr. James Lackey
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