Written by Dr. Sangamithra, MBBS | 

Medically Reviewed by Dr. Ramya Ananthakrishnan, MD Dr. Simi Paknikar on Jul 27, 2020

Mini Pills or Mini Birth Control / Oral Contraceptive Pills

Mini Pills contain only a single hormone Progesterone and lack Estrogen.. They are available in the form of a 28-day pack similar to that of the combined Pills but devoid of the spacer pills. They are 87-99.7% effective.

Mild side effects such as irregular bleeding, mood changes, and headaches are witnessed among few women. It is not recommended to those people who have a previous history of depression and breast cancer. Continuous use increases the risk of developing ovarian cysts and ectopic pregnancy but reduces the risk of endometrial cancer and pelvic inflammatory disease. It results in decreased menstrual cramping, pain, lighter periods, and prevents anemia.

Mini pills thicken the cervical mucus thereby preventing the entry of the sperms. They may also prevent the transportation of the egg from the ovary to the uterus.


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sheena_hines Monday, July 21, 2014

What are the side effects of taking contraceptive pills? Do all women who take this pills face the side effects? Is there any way to avoid this side effects?

yogendra1993 Wednesday, March 26, 2014

i had sex on 3rd day of menstrual cycle. and it did not occur again after 35 day. can i pregnant.

Chinni123 Friday, March 21, 2014

What happens when virgin takes M-pill, not knowing that she is a virgin? Anything serious happens?

vkgtss61 Wednesday, September 4, 2013

my wife mensus was on 5th aug we had sex on 18th how to control birth

aisha786 Friday, August 30, 2013

i am 17 years old. i had sex before 2 months and i takes i-pill after 2 month.can i be pregnent.

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