Preventing unplanned pregnancy is a shared responsibility between partners – long term or otherwise. So here’s what your partner needs to know about contraception, how it can affect you, and when you’re most likely to get pregnant.
Get the lowdown on different types of contraception and their risks for certain types of cancer. It’s something nobody likes to think about, but cancer can’t be ignored, and it’s important that we’re clued up about our individual risks.
Dr Brenna Weaver MBChB (WITS) is a South African trained doctor, who became passionate about women’s health whilst working in under-resourced, rural communities, doing everything from Caesarean sections to contraceptive drives. Here she shares these experiences with The Lowdown, and why we shouldn’t take access to contraception for granted.
The coil… it’s one of the most highly-rated methods of birth control here at The Lowdown. But what’s the difference between the hormonal coil vs copper coil? And how do you choose which is best for you? Read on to find out.
Getting specialist contraception and women’s health advice can be hard for some to access, so we’ve launched a pay it forward scheme for those who need our help.
Get the lowdown on how to safely start or switch to a different contraceptive method.
There are loads of reasons you might want to take a breather from your contraception, but the question is: do you need to?
If your contraceptive has been inserted, surely its effective straight away… right? Wrong! Get the lowdown on how soon your contraception takes to work, and when you need to use extra protection such as condoms.
Dr Fran was our first hire at The Lowdown in 2020, and has been instrumental in building out our products, services and company culture. Here she shares her experiences of a recently qualified GP working in a FemTech startup. This was published in a recent Royal College of GPs newsletter.
The Lowdown offers a choice of 3 months, 6 months, or 12 months supply of contraception, which you can choose depending on your circumstances… whether you’re trying out a new method or brand for the first time or have been best friends with Microgynon for years, we’ve got you covered.