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.

Maddie Braidwood

Maddie is an English Language and Linguistics graduate who is passionate about writing. She writes fun and informative content on the weird and wonderful sides of contraception! Specialities: Women’s health Copywriting Comms Qualifications: BA (Hons) English Language & Linguistics Experience: Account Manager, alan. agency Account Manager, Ridley Scott Creative Group Account Manager, The Future Factory […]

The Hormonal Coil – all your questions answered

Mirena Coil

The Hormonal coil (aka the intrauterine system or IUS) is women’s favourite method of contraception here at The Lowdown. The Hormonal coil (brands include Mirena, Levosert, Kyleena and Jaydess) tops our overall satisfaction ratings – with an average 3.5 out of 5.

Choosing the best contraceptive pill for you

Assorted Pill Packs

A step by step guide to finding the contraceptive pill that could best work for you. Get the lowdown on symptoms and side effects including mood, skin, sex drive and headaches.