Birth control

Ever since the early 1970s, with the arrival of the pill women have gained control over family planning. Getting contraception still requires a doctor’s visit to be sure you have the right prescription strength so no side effects or accidents happen. There are three forms of contraception: hormonal contraception, non-hormonal contraception and permanent contraception (sterilization).

Hormonal contraception uses hormones to stop ovulation and/or prevent a fertilized egg from implanting in the womb. Non-hormonal contraception includes a range of hormone-free methods to prevent pregnancy, including barrier methods such as the condom, cervical cap or diaphragm, and natural family planning. Sterilization for both men and women is a surgical procedure that is a permanent method of birth control.

Contraceptive pill
The contraceptive pill contains female hormones that prevent ovulation and therefore conception. A pill is taken daily for three weeks, followed by a pill-free week. Then a new three-week cycle begins, followed by a pill-free week. The contraceptive pill can be taken for as long as desired.
If taken correctly, the contraceptive pill is highly effective and chances of pregnancy are virtually non-existent.

It is important to choose a contraceptive pill that is best suited to you. There are many different contraceptive pills with different doses of hormones. Some pills are believed to improve oily skin or skin conditions such as acne, others should be avoided if you don’t want to gain weight.

Please browse our selection of contraceptive products below.

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