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Contraception (Birth Control) Articles

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Can the rhythm method compete with the pill?

The rhythm method is better known as natural family planning, or fertility awareness. This involves not using any contraceptives, instead having sex during the times when you are not fertile and cannot fall pregnant.

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Contraceptive pill brands

For many people the world of contraceptive pills can be very daunting, there are so many options! The one person that can help to guide you through the maze is your doctor who will be able to help you to pinpoint which pill is most suitable for your ...

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Is Femodene available over the counter?

Femodene is a popular contraceptive pill. It is a type of pill known as a combined oral contraceptive (COC). This means that it contains synthetic versions of both oestrogen and progesterone.

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Is Brevinor available over the counter?

Brevinor is a type of combined oral contraceptive pill. It contains both oestrogen and progesterone to prevent pregnancy. If taken correctly, Brevinor is over 99% effective. You can also use Brevinor to delay your period, by taking 2-3 packs back to ...

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Is Femodette available over the counter?

Femodette is a type of combined oral contraceptive pill. This means that it uses both oestrogen and progesterone to help prevent pregnancy. Femodette is 99% effective at preventing pregnancy if taken correctly.

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Is Norgeston available over the counter?

Norgeston is a type of birth control pill known as the ‘mini-pill’ or progesterone-only pill. As the name suggests, Norgeston contains only progesterone, not oestrogen, which is found in most contraceptive pills.  

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Is Noriday available over the counter?

Noriday is a type of birth control known as the progesterone-only pill or ‘mini-pill’. Most forms of birth control pill contain synthetic versions of both oestrogen and progesterone, but Noriday does not contain oestrogen.

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Is Cerelle available over the counter?

Cerelle is a type of contraceptive pill known as the progesterone-only pill or the ‘mini pill’. Most contraceptive pills contain synthetic versions of both oestrogen and progesterone, but mini-pills, such as Cerelle do not contain any oes...