Contraception: Weight Gain and Loss

Can Contraception Cause Weight Gain or Loss? | The Lowdown

Does the pill make you gain weight? Can your contraception cause weight loss? Find out below in our guide to every method of contraception and its effect on weight.

Can your contraceptive affect your mood?

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Most women experience fluctuations in their mood throughout the month; one week you’re feeling calm and in control, the next you’re crying over an episode of Antiques Roadshow (or maybe that’s just us).

The pill, panic attacks and anxiety

The pill, panic attacks and anxiety | The Lowdown

Experiencing anxiety and panic attacks can be unsettling, especially when they seem to come out of nowhere. Some people who use the contraceptive pill report feeling anxious or depressed – but is the pill actually responsible or could there be more going on?

Is your contraception making you tired?

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Life can be draining as it is, but a lesser known side effect listed on hormonal contraception includes tiredness. We take a bleary eyed look at the evidence behind this.

Menopause and contraception in your 40s and 50s

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What is the menopause? What is perimenopause? And what’s that got to do with contraception?! Get the lowdown on using hormonal contraception during your 40’s and 50’s, and how it could help you through this change.