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How does the contraceptive pill work?

The contraceptive pill is a popular method of hormonal contraception used by millions of women in the UK. There are two different types; the combined pill and the progesterone-only mini pill. Both of these types contain versions of the progesterone h...

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Which contraceptive is right for me?

Choosing the right method of contraception for you can be overwhelming as there are 15 different methods to choose from in the UK. There are many factors to consider so it's important that you take your time and review the options available to yo...

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Contraceptive pills: Frequently Asked Questions

The pill works by stopping ovulation. This means your ovaries won’t release an egg each month so that fertilisation cannot take place. Aside from this, the hormones in the pill also cause the mucus surrounding the cervix to thicken and thin the...

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What Types of Contraceptives are There?

There are many different types of contraception to prevent unplanned pregnancies from occurring. This is important for any sexually active person to consider to allow for a healthy, risk-free sex life within your relationships. Some methods of contra...

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The pill and thrombosis

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is when a blood clot forms in the lower leg. This is a possible serious side effect of taking the combined contraceptive pill. Before taking the pill, your doctor will make sure it’s suitable for you, ensuring you don...

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The pill and periods

The pill is a type of hormonal contraceptive which is taken orally to prevent unwanted pregnancies. There are two main types: the combined pill and the mini pill.   

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The contraceptive pill and acne

Acne is commonly associated with teenagers and tends to be common with adolescents but these spots and pimples can persist right into adulthood. While it can be frustrating to deal with, adult acne is common and there are many different treatments av...

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Irregular periods

The average menstrual cycle lasts for 28 days. Each woman is different however, and menstrual cycles can last for anytime between 24-35 days. Your period is considered irregular if it doesn’t arrive on time each month, regularly arriving late o...

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