Progestin-Only Pill (Mini-Pill) User Guide

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Abstract:

This one-page fact sheet uses a question and answer format to educate people about how to use the progestin-only pill (also known as the mini-pill). It explains how the mini-pill works, starting the mini-pill, daily use, and what a person should do if they miss a mini-pill, or stop taking it and have unprotected sex. It discusses other possible health benefits, and any potential side effects. The document clarifies that the mini-pill does not protect from Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) or HIV, and advises condom use.

Author(s):
Reproductive Health Access Project
Medical Review:
Yes
The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
Development Method:
Translation from English text
Translation Review:
Community review
This translation was evaluated by a representative or group from the community for accuracy and cultural relevance.
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Keywords:
Condoms, Contraception, Female, HIV/AIDS, Progestins, Sexually transmitted diseases, Women's Health
Copyright:
Licensed by Creative Commons
Date Last Reviewed:
8/12/2016
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