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Ortho Micronor is a progestin-only birth control pill that is available by prescription. It is a popular choice for breastfeeding women and women who should not take estrogens. Since this medication contains only one type of hormone, however, it is slightly less effective than combined oral contraceptives, which contain estrogen and progestin. Potential side effects include irregular menstrual periods, nausea, and breast tenderness.
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