Periods on POP



Hi @Dr_Paula,

I have recently started Desogestrel after a break from contraception (I had prolonged bleeding on the low dose combined pill). My period came back after a couple of weeks and then were regular after that.

I am on week 3 of my desogestrel and my period seems to have started as it would have if I was on my usual cycle. I just wanted to check if it was usual for some women to have regular cycles on deogestrel (I know it usually stops ovulation) or does it mean the pill isn’t working properly.

Thank you


Hello @sgw

I am so sorry for the slow response. In case it is still useful - yes, many people continue to have regular periods on the desogestrel progestagen only pill.

Many thanks