A short-term method of contraception.
The oral contraceptive pill is a pill taken daily to prevent against pregnancy.
The pill needs to be taken at the same time every day to effectively prevent pregnancy. It’s ability to prevent pregnancy depends on a person using it correctly.
We have two types of pills available, the progesterone only pill and the combined pill. These two types have different advantages and disadvantages, depending on the woman. During a consultation, we can help you decide if one of these is right for you.
If you get the contraceptive pill, it can take between five to seven days for the pill to start working. You can use a condom or abstinence during this time. Your normal fertility will return immediately after you stop taking the pill.