A natural or synthetic steroid hormone, such as progesterone, that maintains pregnancy and prevents further ovulation during pregnancy.
- Unlike natural progesterone, synthetic progestogens are not metabolized into GABA-ergic neuroactive steroids.
- The combined oral contraceptive pill (which combines oestrogen with a progestogen - a synthetic form of progesterone) is effective at reducing bleeding and making bleeding more regular.
- It contains a slow-release store of a synthetic progestogen hormone and is repeated every 12 weeks for as long as needed.
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