Can you use Microgynon as emergency contraception?

We’ve been there, that “oh no” moment when you suddenly realise you’ve missed a pill or accidentally (maybe despite your best intentions) had unprotected sex. As a medical student, I often heard the rumour that taking 3 tablets of your Microgynon pill would work just like an emergency morning after pill. But is this true, can you use Microgynon as emergency contraception and does it work?

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.

Dr Fran Yarlett

Dr Fran Yarlett- The Lowdown

Dr Fran is Clinical Director at The Lowdown and works as a GP in Sheffield with a special interest in complex medical patients and women’s health. Specialities: Sexual and reproductive health General practice Qualifications: MBBCh (Hons) BSc (Hons) DFSRH MRCGP MRCP Experience: FPA Ambassador, Family Planning Association UK Medical Director, The Lowdown Salaried GP Partner, Woodhouse […]

How do I check my coil threads?

Feeling your coil threads is a really important way to check in with your coil. Find out when and how to find your threads in this user’s guide.

COVID-19, the vaccine, fertility and periods – your questions answered

Covid-19 Coronavirus Vaccine

As younger people start booking in for their COVID-19 vaccinations, we’ve noticed many of you have concerns about periods and fertility (…those things which affect young women a lot!). We’re also aware that many “theories” are being bandied around the internet and social media. Here are the facts to answer your burning questions.