Skip to main content
Progestogen-only pills (POPs) or "the minipill"
Contains only progestogen hormone, not estrogen
How it works:
Thickens cervical mucous to block sperm and egg from meeting and prevents ovulation
Effectiveness to prevent pregnancy:
99% with correct and consistent use. 90–97% as commonly used
Can be used while breastfeeding; must be taken at the same time each day