The Pill


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5 myths & misunderstandings about the pill

5 myths & misunderstandings about the pill Does the pill make you gain weight? A lot of women ask this question. So far, research shows no major effect of the contraceptive pill on weight. A review of 49 scientific trials in 2014 did not reveal an evidence of significant weight [...]

What are the side effects of the pill?

What are the side effects of the pill? The combined contraceptive pill (commonly known as “the pill”) has been around since the 1960s and is used by women all over the world as an effective, convenient form of birth control. It contains two hormones- oestrogen and progesterone, and it works by preventing [...]

Can you get pregnant on the pill?

Can you get pregnant on the pill? The simple answer is yes. No form of contraception (birth control) is 100% effective. However, if taken perfectly, the contraceptive pill (also known as the combined contraceptive pill or simply “the pill”), is a highly effective method of contraception. More than 80% of sexually active women will [...]

Do antibiotics affect the contraceptive pill?

Do antibiotics affect the contraceptive pill? For decades, if a woman was started on an antibiotic, it was standard practice for the doctor to ask if she was also taking the contraceptive pill. It was thought that antibiotics interfered with the levels of the pill in a woman’s body, and might stop it [...]

The contraceptive pill and blood clots- what are the risks?

The combined oral contraceptive pill (or “the pill” as it’s more commonly known) first became available in America in the early 1960s. It quickly became a trusted method of birth control for millions of women worldwide. It’s safe, effective (when taken correctly!), and has allowed women to plan their pregnancies, careers and lives in [...]