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Progesterone, Progestin

  1. Overall Effect
    1. Lowers HDL-2 to Total Cholesterol ratio
  2. Factors related to unfavorable HDL effects
    1. Higher Progestational Activity
    2. Lower Estrogen to Progestin ratio
  3. Progestins most adversely effecting lipid (androgen)
    1. Levonorgestrel
  4. Progestins with most favorable lipid effects
    1. Progestin only formulations (mini pill)
    2. Desogestrel
    3. Norethindrone (low dose)