The Progestogen only Pill (POP)

The Progestogen pill represents the main alternative for those unable to take the combined pill course. Known more simply as the “mini pill,” it contains only the progestogen hormone and helps to prevent pregnancy through the thickening of mucus in the female cervix.

This effectively blocks the entry of sperm into the womb. The pill also works by thinning the lining of the uterus which can prevent eggs from becoming implanted there. In some cases this can in turn stop ovulation all together.