Contraceptive Pill

the pill

The Contraceptive Pill, sometimes known as “the pill” contains artificial versions of the hormones progesterone and/or oestrogen.

There are 2 types of Contraceptive Pill, the “combined pill” which contains oestrogen and progesterone and the “progesterone-only pill”, which contains only progesterone and is sometimes known as the “mini pill”.

Like all contraceptive methods other than condoms, the Contraceptive Pill does not protect against sexually transmitted infections.