Progestogen-only Pill

  • Often referred to as POP or the ‘mini pill’
  • Contains the hormone progestogen
  • There are several different types of POP to choose from

The POP is 99% effective if taken properly. It gives no protection against sexually transmitted infections

What makes the POP less effective?

  • Missing one or more pills
  • Taking your pill late
  • Some medications may make the POP less effective


The POP is particularly suitable for women who:
  • Breastfeed
  • Have a strong family history of breast cancer, heart attack or stroke
  • Smoke and are over the age of 35