Yasmin is a form of birth control pill that has estrogen and drospirenone. Now, the regular birth control pills that you're familiar with have estrogen and a form of progesterone. So instead of having progesterone or a form of progesterone in the Yasmin, the drug is called drospirenone, which is different than the progesterone but acts similar to progesterone in helping prevent pregnancy. So if you're considering Yasmin for your form of birth control over that of the birth control pills you're taking currently or to start as your first type of birth control, you may want to talk to your doctor or nurse practitioner about the difference between Yasmin and the birth control pills that you're familiar with.
Yas and Yasmin are highly effective forms of birth control. They both contain estrogen and drospirenone, but in different balances between the estrogen and drospirenone. There's a difference in the number of placebo or sugar pills between Yas and Yasmin.
If you're considering those options as your new form of birth control, you should call your doctor or nurse practitioner to discuss the difference between the Yas and Yasmin, and also to discuss the difference between those two forms of birth control versus the other estrogen and progesterone pills you may be familiar with.