How long does it take for contraception to work?

How long does it take for contraception to work - a pill packet and tracking calendar

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.

A GPs foray into FemTech: How I became Medical Director at The Lowdown

A GP's Foray Into FemTech

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.

When to seek a medical review of your pill or patch


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