"Contraceptives safely prescribed by our clinicians including NHS-accredited doctors.”
About the Contraceptive Pill
The contraceptive pill refers to a type of pill containing synthetic versions of oestrogen and progesterone, which help stop unwanted pregnancies by controlling ovulation, and stopping eggs from being fertilised. Contraceptive rings and contraceptive patches work in a similar way but release these hormones in different ways.
"The Pill" (as it is commonly known) is a widely used form of contraception. With many types of pill available, containing different amounts and varieties of hormones, our doctors are able to guide and recommend the pill best suited to each patient’s needs.
How contraceptive pills work
All contraceptive pills (as well as the patch and vaginal ring) transfer synthetic hormones (progesterone and oestrogen) into the body. This helps to control ovulation and reduce the chance of an egg being fertilised by sperm, thereby stopping unwanted pregnancies.