With so many different types to choose from, it begs the questions – what are the difference between the progesterone only pill brands? Presenting your go to list of mini pills.
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.
A detailed guide to the different brands of combined pill in the UK; from Cilest to Yasmin, and everything in-between.
An IBD sufferer and big fan of the coil, Alysia shares her journey with Crohn’s disease and finding the best contraception for her.
Hot babes can have all sorts of digestive issues, but two of the most common are Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).
Hormonal contraception can come with a multitude of benefits, including clearer skin. However, this won’t be a permanent fixture in most of our lives, and where acne is concerned, this presents a problem: what happens when you stop taking the pill?
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
What’s the difference between Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)?
1 in 20 women and people with periods are affected by a severe form of premenstrual syndrome called premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). But what’s the difference? We take a deep dive into the symptoms, causes and the contraceptive options that could help.
Does smoking weed affect the effectiveness of the birth control pill? Are there combined side effects? Get the lowdown in our guide to cannabis and contraception.
Dr Fran explains why it’s important to have a blood pressure reading before being prescribed the combined pill, where you can have your blood pressure taken, how often you need to have it done and what a healthy reading will look like.