Progestogen Mini Pills

Progestogen Mini Pills


Most contraceptive pills contain a combination of oestrogen and progestogen but Progestogen-only pills (POPs), often called “Mini –Pills”, contain only one hormone. There are two types of POP available in Ireland, one contains desogestrel and the other contains norethisterone. They have different modes of action, effectiveness and rules for taking them.

The Desogestrel pill

The Norethisterone pill

When is it safe to have sex?

Side effects

Are there any problems?

What if I miss a period?

Do I need check-ups?