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Progestin-Only Pill for Contraception After Childbirth

Also known as the Mini-Pill, the Progestin-only pill is provided for breastfeeding women because it is not supposed to effect the flow of milk in the way that estrogen pills do. It is recommended for use during the first six months, especially when breastfeeding is adding to the contraceptive effect, because it is not as safe as the combined pill. Once breastfeeding is reduced, other methods need to be... read more

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