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MINI PILLS

You may know it as the mini pill or as the progestin-only pill. Either way, it’s the safe option for estrogen-sensitive women, and gives you just as much protection.

Buy the progestin-only mini pill online and get it delivered as often as you need it with an EveAdam birth control subscription.

From $9.91 per month

WHEN YOU BUY THE MINI PILL ONLINE WITH EVEADAM, YOU GET A REGULAR SUPPLY SHIPPED TO YOUR DOOR.

Skip the hassle and buy your birth control online with EveAdam. We’re a subscription service for your prescriptions, and we work with licensed doctors all over the US and a pharmacy near Cincinnati to bring you contraception that’s cost-effective, tailored to your needs and refilled automatically. (And you’ll never have to call us, unless you really want to.)

How does it work? Just take our consultation and a doctor will review your medical history and what you’re looking for in a birth control. They’ll recommend options based on your preferences, needs and budget and write a prescription for the one you pick. The prescription gets sent to our preferred pharmacy and they fill it and ship it to you. Your first order arrives in 2-5 working days and is refilled on a schedule you set. 

What is the progestin-only birth control pill?

Mini pills (or “progestin-only birth control pills” if you like extra syllables) are a little different than what you might know as “The Pill.” Generally “The Pill” refers to combined birth control pills which contain two hormones, progestin and estrogen. Progestin-only tablets have just one hormone in them (guess which one).

They’re better than the conventional combined pill for some women, because they don’t contain estrogen. But there’s virtually no difference in how effective they are, as long as they’re taken correctly. 

You’ll take the progestin-only pill without a break, every day of the month. Difference being that in combined pills, you may get some inactive spacer pills (usually seven). With mini pills, all 28 in a pack are active (so they all matter).

Do you need a prescription for the progestin-only pill?

Yes. Hormonal birth control is prescription-only in the US. Before you start taking it, a doctor will need to check your health and medical history to make sure it’s safe for you.

Consulting a doctor and getting mini pill recommendations online is simple with EveAdam. Take our consultation and a US-licensed physician will review your info and suggest a birth control pill that’s right for you. 

All you need to do then is make your choice and set up your plan. You’ll receive your first order in 2-5 business days. Then you’ll get your refills sent as often as you choose. (It’s that easy.)

Can I get the progestin-only pill by subscription?

You bet. With EveAdam you have the option to get the pill sent to you every 90 days, six months, nine months or 12 months. So you don’t need to think about refilling your prescription. We’ll make sure you’ll receive your mini pill before you run out.

After 12 months, the doctor will check in with you to make sure the mini pill is working okay for you. If everything’s good, they’ll write a fresh prescription for you and send this to our preferred pharmacy, so you can carry on as before.

How does the progestin-only mini pill work?

The progestin-only pill works by thickening the mucus in the cervix. Yep, we know. Mucus isn’t everyone’s favourite word. But what this does is make it harder for sperm to travel through, and to fertilize an egg. 

There are different types of progestin in mini pills, such as desogestrel and norethindrone, and the effects can be slightly different. As well as working some mucus magic, a desogestrel pill can stop ovulation too. 

For the progestin-only mini pill to work properly, it has to be taken at the same time every day. If you are late taking the pill, it counts as missing it. The missed-pill window is shorter with the mini pill (3 hours) than it is with the combined pill (12 hours). Be sure to read the instructions that come with your pill before you start.

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Dr Bruce Oran
Dr Bruce Oran
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Last updated May 10, 2021

WE OFFER [count] PROGESTIN-ONLY BIRTH CONTROL PILL OPTIONS.

MINI PILL
Camila
Norethindrone

Camila

The same active ingredient as Norethindrone, made by a different company.

Norethindrone
Norethindrone

Norethindrone

A cost-effective mini pill you take every day.

YOU MAY EXPERIENCE SIDE EFFECTS WHEN USING BIRTH CONTROL.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE PROGESTIN-ONLY PILL

When to start taking the progestin-only pill

If you’re not already taking the pill or using another form of hormonal contraception, you can start taking the progestin-only pill at any point during your cycle. Or you can wait until you have your period.

When you’re ready to start using progestin-only birth control, pick a convenient time to take it because you’ll have to take it at this time every day.

If you start the mini pill on the first day of your period, you’ll be protected from becoming pregnant right away. So you don’t need to worry about using condoms until your protection kicks in.

You won’t be protected against pregnancy right away if you start taking it at any other point during your cycle. In that case, use a back-up birth control like condoms for the first 48 hours.

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