progestogen only pill and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk
- based on the current evidence, the progestogen-only pill is probably a suitable alternative to the combined oral contraceptive pill in women still wishing to use an oral preparation when the combined oral contraceptive pill is contraindicated because of cardiovascular risk factors - however these women still need to be carefully screened and monitored
- the limited available evidence does not support an association between cardiovascular disease and use of a POP
- FSRH (March 2015). Progestogen-only pills.
- Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin (2000);38 (1): 1-4.
Last reviewed 03/2021