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The combined oral contraceptive pill is the most common form of contraception on the market, often referred to as the “birth control pill”, or simply as “the pill”.

The contraceptive pill includes two hormones, oestrogen and progestogen. These hormones stop the ovaries from releasing eggs each month so pregnancy cannot begin. When taken daily this contraception is 99.7% effective in preventing pregnancies.

Our doctors can provide a script for the oral contraceptive pill, which can be filled at any pharmacy.

There are medical reasons preventing some women from taking the pill. You cannot be given a prescription if;

  • You have deep venous thrombosis
  • You have a condition which makes you prone to blood clots
  • You have liver problems
  • You are over 35 and smoke
  • You have had breast cancer
  • You are breastfeeding
  • You have high blood pressure, diabetes or lupus
  • You are immobile for a period of time (post injury/surgery)

If you have any questions about the contraceptive pill simply ask us when making, or during your appointment.