How Will The Pill Affect Your Period?

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Hormonal contraceptives such as birth control pills work by changing your usual menstrual cycle. The contraceptives contain synthetic versions of the female hormones that control the cycle. By maintaining the right levels of these hormones, they can prevent ovulation from happening so that there is no mature egg available to be fertilised. The hormones will Read More

What is the Contraceptive Patch?

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  The contraceptive patch is a sticky patch about 5 cm across that you attach to your skin. It looks a bit like the nicotine patches people use to help them stop smoking, and like the nicotine patch it delivers something through your skin. The contraceptive patch delivers the same kind of hormones as you Read More

Changing Contraception After An Accidental Pregnancy

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An unintended pregnancy can make you think again about contraception, particularly if it happened because you weren’t using contraception every time, your condom failed or you forgot to take your pill. If you aren’t sure you are using contraception as effectively as you could be, you might want to ask for contraception advice when you Read More