The progestogen-only pill, aka progesterone only pill, POP or 'mini pill', is one of the most frequently reviewed methods at The Lowdown. Funnily enough, it only contains one hormone progestogen in it, unlike the combined pill which also contains oestrogen. It's very commonly used and considered very safe for most women.

What is in the Progestogen-only / Mini pill?

Alternative to Progestogen-only / Mini pill




93% - 99+%

Blood clot risk


Effect on fertility



Does the progesterone only pill cause weight gain?

Can I start the mini pill before my period?

Does the progesterone only pill help acne?

I have no period on the mini pill - is this normal?

Can the mini pill cause sore breasts?

Detailed information

How Progestogen-only / Mini pill works:

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How safe is Progestogen-only / Mini pill: