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Progestogen-only Pill (POP)

This is sometimes called the mini-pill.  It contains no oestrogen and you need to take a pill every day, without breaks. It is often used by women who cannot take the combined pill for medical reasons.  There are different types of progestogen-only pill and the doctor or nurse will discuss which one will suit you best.

If you are breast-feeding, or get side-effects from the combined pill, this type of pill might be good for you.  You will usually leave the clinic with supplies of your pill.