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 now offers a choice of 3 months, 6 months, or 12 months supply of the pill, 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
Does smoking weed affect the effectiveness of the birth control pill? Are there combined side effects? Get the lowdown in our guide to cannabis and contraception.
Emily Heath shares her experience with endometriosis and hormonal contraception.
When asking your GP for contraception it can often be a great idea to come prepared with questions to ask and information on which contraceptives you want to explore.