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Estrogen-Free Birth Control Pills

Can’t take estrogen or want to not? No worries. Here’s what you could find out about estrogen-free contraception capsules.

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Combination Birth Control Pills

Combination contraception capsules have estrogen and progestin. But not everybody can take estrogen. This contains individuals who smoke or have/have had:

  • A blood-clotting dysfunction

  • Breast most cancers

  • Heart illness or stroke

  • Migraine illness with aura

  • Uncontrolled hypertension

  • Liver illness

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Estrogen-Free Birth Control Pills

If you may’t take estrogen, or want to not, one possibility could also be an estrogen-free capsule that solely comprises progestin, a type of progesterone. These contraception capsules are taken day by day.

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Estrogen-Free Pills Have Fewer Side Effects

Most of the unwanted effects of mixture capsules are brought on by estrogen. So, capsules with out it trigger fewer issues. Even ladies who’re nursing might be able to take estrogen-free capsules. (If you’re breastfeeding , you must keep away from estrogen, as a result of it could possibly lower your milk provide .)

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Progestin Helps Prevent Pregnancy 

Progestin could cease your ovaries from releasing eggs. But the primary manner progestin works is by thickening the cervical mucus to maintain sperm from reaching an egg and by thinning the uterine lining. 

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Age Matters with Oral Contraceptives

Although many older ladies can take mixture capsules, estrogen-free capsules could also be safer in case you are over 35 years outdated and also you smoke or have medical points that make taking estrogen dangerous, resembling coronary heart illness.

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Consistency Is Key 

It’s necessary to take estrogen-free contraception capsules on the identical time day by day. While you must strive your greatest to take your estrogen-free contraception capsule day by day, some capsules have a 3-hour window, and one newer possibility has a 24-hour window for those who overlook. 

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More than Just Birth Control

Estrogen-free contraception capsules might help ease a number of well being points. Many ladies take them to assist handle:

  • Heavy durations

  • Endometriosis

  • Premenstrual syndrome

  • Anemia

Estrogen-free capsules may additionally scale back the chance of endometrial most cancers (most cancers of the uterine lining), ovarian most cancers and colorectal most cancers.

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Birth Control Pills Do Not Protect Against STIs

Oral contraceptives, like estrogen-free contraception capsules, don’t defend in opposition to sexually transmitted infections (STIs) , together with HIV . Using condoms is one of the simplest ways to scale back your possibilities of getting STIs.

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Talk to your healthcare supplier if in case you have questions on your contraception wants and what’s greatest for you.


This useful resource was created with funding help from Exeltis, USA.

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