Contraceptive pills are a popular method of contraception. There are several different types of pills, all of which are really effective if you remember to take them regularly.
If you are worried that you might not remember to take it as you should then pills might not be the most effective method for you. A health professional at one of the clinics below will help you to make a decision.
Young women can get contraceptive pills from:
Women of all ages, including young women, can get contraceptive pills from:
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There are two main types of contraceptive pill - the combined pill and the progestogen-only pill (mini pill). If you use them according to the instructions then they are both very effective methods of contraception.
The combined pill contains two hormones - oestrogen and progestogen - and these prevent ovulation (releasing an egg), make it more difficult for sperm to reach eggs, and eggs from settling in the womb. You need to take it at the right time, 21 days each month.
The mini-pill is similar to the combined pill but, unlike the combined pill, is suitable for older women and for smokers. The mini-pill has to be taken at the same time every day for it to be effective.
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NHS Choices has lots of information about contraception. The doctors and nurses at the contraception and sexual health clinics will be happy to discuss your options with you.