The Crucial Difference Between Progesterone and Progestins
If you learn one thing from this blog, let it be this: The progestins in hormonal birth control are not progesterone.
It seems simple, and it should be simple. Yet most journalists, doctors, and even the British Medical Journal get it wrong. They use the word progesterone when they really mean a progestin such as drospirenone, levonorgestrel, or medroxyprogesterone. They’re not the same thing. At all. Continue reading...