Unprotected sex is common, whether it’s due to a missed pill, a condom split or just too many tequilas. In the moments after, you may be thinking “oh no” and start to panic about the potential of a pregnancy. If you have some Yasmin pill packets lying around, it’s tempting to wonder if these could […]
The Hana pill is a type of progestogen only pill. There are multiple different brands of progestogen only pill, and Hana is a brand that contains a progestogen called desogestrel. Hana works by stopping your body from releasing an egg from the ovary (ovulating) each month, thinning out the womb lining to prevent a fertilised […]
Firstly, congratulations on your new arrival and well done for breastfeeding! Breastfeeding can be both an amazing, bonding experience but also a difficult journey requiring hard work, determination and luck. While you’re awake all hours of the day and applying barrier cream liberally to your nipples, you’re probably not thinking about a) sex or b) […]
Here we share the most common side effects of contraception to help you understand which method might be best for you.
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 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 […]
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.
Unintended pregnancy is extremely common. Here we share your options for when your contraception fails including everything you need to know about abortion.
Endometriosis is a condition close to The Lowdown’s heart. Our founder Alice suffered for years and out of her journey to find a suitable treatment, The Lowdown was born!
What is a cervical ectropion and why might it cause bleeding after sex and other annoying symptoms? Our Medical Director and in-house GP, Dr Fran shares her own experiences with it in medical school and what she wished she’d known back then.