Taking charge of your birth control is easier than ever, but with so many options available it can take some time to decide which one will work best for you. You need to consider your lifestyle, how hormonal contraception affects you, and whether you're only using your contraceptive to prevent pregnancy or to ease period pain or acne too.
Here at Chemist4U, our prescribers can suggest a range of contraceptives after you complete your consultation, including different types of contraceptive pill and the contraceptive ring, amongst others. Contraceptive pills are oral contraception (also known as birth control) for women, and the vaginal ring is a hormonal contraceptive that is inserted into your vagina. They are both commonly used to prevent pregnancy, but they can also help to manage irregular or painful periods and acne.
Remember, your final treatment will be decided by our prescribers based on your answers provided within your consultation. You will be asked to indicate a preferred treatment option from a selected list after completion of your consult.
Contraceptive pills work by preventing an egg from being released and thickening mucus in the entrance to the womb to prevent sperm from fertilising an egg.
The two main types of contraceptive pills are the combined pill and the mini pill (also known as the POP).
The combined pill, such as Rigevidon and the Yasmin pill, contains two types of female hormone; oestrogen and progestogen.
The mini pill, such as Desogestrel and Cerazette only contains progestogen.
The contraceptive ring is a small plastic ring that you insert into your vagina, where it will stay for 21 days, slowly releasing oestrogen and progestogen into your system.
The contraceptive ring and both forms of the pill are highly effective against pregnancy when taken correctly, however, a prescriber will need to decide which form of contraception is best for you, based on your health, lifestyle choices and medical history.
A quick consultation with one of our Prescribers will help to identify which contraceptive is the best for you and your treatment will be sent directly to you in discreet packaging.