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The pill

Contraceptive pills
It’s a pill that women swallow every day. Combined birth control pills contain two hormones, estrogen and progestin. 'Mini-pills', or progestin-only pills, only contain progestin.

The full name for the combined pill is Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill, or COCP. The full name for the 'mini-pill' is Progestin Only Pill, or POP. But mostly people just call them both 'the pill'.