SO TO SPEAK...Liverpool Community Health
Contraception
COMBINED PILL
over 99% effective (when used correctly)
How it Works

Contains oestrogen and progestogen hormones
Take one pill daily for 21 days and then have a pill free week
Period usually happens in the pill free week
Hormone stops ovulation
Advantages

Usually controls periods, lighter and shorter bleeds
Many different types of pills to suit individuals
This method is also available in a patch form
Pill not affected by most antibiotics
Disadvantages

If you miss a pill, vomit, or have diarrhoea your pill may not work
Side effects can include headaches, nausea and mood changes
No protection from STIs
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