Contraception

Contraception

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Contraception

Women choose to be on the contraceptive pill for a variety of reasons. Of course the most common is to prevent getting pregnant, but it may also be used as a way to control or manage irregular or painful periods. There are two main types of contraceptive pill: the mini pill (also known as the POP), and the combined pill. The combined pill is the more common of these two, and as you might expect, contains two hormones: a progestogen one and an oestrogen one. The POP (mini pill) contains only the progestogen hormone.

As the contraceptive pill has its effect by altering your hormones, then may be side-effects relating to your mood from taking this medication. Most women prefer to take the combined pill, as this includes a seven day break in which you get your period. This means you know when to expect to bleed. On the other hand, the minipill does not have this break, and may make some changes to your period. It may make your periods more or less regular or they may disappear completely. However, the minipill is suitable from more women as it contains only one hormone. Both types of contraceptive pills are available to buy online in the UK from the doctor such as Doctor-4-U.