Progesterone Cream as birth control

by TaylorC
(Pensacola, Florida)

Just a simple question, since progesterone can suppress Ovulation can it effectively be used as Birth Control in the same manner that the Mini-Pill is used?

The Mini-Pill delivers Progestin on every day of the month and is considered a very effective form of Birth Control. Is there any reason that using bio-identical Progesterone Cream shouldn't work exactly the same way if used daily?

How much should be used and should it be once or twice a day?

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Aug 03, 2018
Progesterone Cream as birth control
by: Joy

Hi TaylorC

Progesterone can be used successfully as a contraceptive, Dr Dalton would give it to her patients who reacted badly to the conventional Pill. It should be used about 8 days prior to ovulation, and continued for the 12 to 14 days of the luteal phase. Bleeding should occur once it's stopped. A few things to take note of. When first starting it, it can disrupt the cycle, making bleeding earlier or later than normal. It does settle down after a few cycles. If too little is used it can cause Estrogen Dominance symptoms. A normal luteal phase is 12-14 days long, I prefer it if the progesterone is used for the full 14 days, as this ensures sufficient progesterone has been used. Stress drops levels, in some cases sharply, this would not afford protection, extra protection is needed. If you know you're going into a stressful time, i.e. a celebration, even good stress drops levels, or an interview you're not looking forward to, please increase the amount over the length of the stress. If an out of the blue stress should occur, increase applications as soon as you can. Even illness can reduce the benefits of progesterone. For normal use 100-200mg per day is needed. Dr Dalton has found 100mg per day or 400mg per day are equally effective for contraception. You might like to read what she says about contraception and progesterone here.

Progesterone should never be used less than twice a day, this enables progesterone levels to remain stable. Please read How to use Progesterone Cream for more information.

Vitamin D3 is very important as a deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone, optimal range is between 70-100ng/mL. Nothing less than 5,000iu's is needed daily. Co-factors are needed when taking D3, magnesium and vitamin K2 with no soy are the important ones.

Aug 03, 2018
birth control
by: Rachel

Sorry, I cannot offer a concrete answer, but what a great question!

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