Etonogestrel is a third-generation synthetic progestin (a man-made version of progesterone, a hormone found naturally in our bodies).
As an original, first-generation synthetic progestin, medroxyprogesterone acetate has a long and varied history.
Norgestimate is a third-generation synthetic progestin used exclusively in the combined pill along with ethinyl estradiol, a synthetic oestrogen
Norethisterone is a first-generation progestin with a long history of use.
Gestodene is like that friend who never wants to go anywhere on their own; a third-generation synthetic progestin, it’s almost always used in the combined pill alongside synthetic oestrogens.
In this blog, we share what’s inside one of the most common ingredients of hormonal contraception and how it works.