Contraception Reviews

Mini pill vs Sterilization

Mini pill

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Sterilization

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Overview

Rated 3.0

10 reviews

Daily

Frequency

91% - 99+%

Effectiveness

None

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Rated 0.0

0 reviews

Permanent

Frequency

Over 99%

Effectiveness

None

Blood clot risk

Permanent

Effect on fertility

Mini pill ingredients

Main hormones in Mini pill

progestin

Sterilization ingredients

Plastic or titanium clamps or silicone ring may be used to block the fallopian tubes.

What Lowdown reviewers say

Benefits: What this birth control can help with

Period pain

Heavy menstrual bleeding

There are no benefits that are recognised in scientific research or guidelines for this birth control

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Real life reviews from people like you

Mini pill reviews

10 reviews

Used for 12 - 18 mo
38 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  2 weeks ago

  •  Still using

I used to be able to skip periods but my old birth control gave me monthly migraines so I switched to the mini pill. My migraines are decreasing and my periods are regular now.

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Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 1 - 3 mo
Lowdown user
🇺🇸 US
  •  20th Apr 24

  •  Stopped using

When I started take this pill 3 weeks in I noticed my hair falling out I took it almost 2 months iv been off of it 3 weeks and my hair is still falling out when will it stop


Top side effects not reported

1 helpful

0 comments

Used for 1 - 3 mo
29 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  2nd Feb 24

  •  Stopped using

Worked out great until I started losing my hair. Had more ovary pain too.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 12 - 18 mo
38 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  2 weeks ago

  •  Still using

I used to be able to skip periods but my old birth control gave me monthly migraines so I switched to the mini pill. My migraines are decreasing and my periods are regular now.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 1 - 3 mo
Lowdown user
🇺🇸 US
  •  20th Apr 24

  •  Stopped using

When I started take this pill 3 weeks in I noticed my hair falling out I took it almost 2 months iv been off of it 3 weeks and my hair is still falling out when will it stop


Top side effects not reported

1 helpful

0 comments

Used for 1 - 3 mo
29 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  2nd Feb 24

  •  Stopped using

Worked out great until I started losing my hair. Had more ovary pain too.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments


Sterilization reviews

0 reviews

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