Can you use Yasmin as emergency contraception?

Emergency Contraception

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 […]

What should I do if I miss a Hana Pill?

Slynd Everything you need to know

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 […]

The Lowdown pill ‘groups’ explained

Many contraceptive pill brands contain exactly the same hormonal ingredients as each other, but are simply branded with a different name. To make it easier to understand the differences, we put them into groups.

So you want to talk about… coming off the pill

birth control packet on pink background

Despite more research being done than ever, our knowledge of the birth control pill is still lacking. Therefore, it’s no surprise that what happens when we come off the pill is even more unknown. Here, The Lowdown does its best to explain what could happen when you decide to come off the pill.

The pill and boobs

The pill and boobs | The Lowdown

One of the most common side effects The Lowdown users report for all contraception methods are tender and/or enlarged breasts. Get the lowdown on what the evidence says about boobs their relationship to hormonal contraception

Can your contraceptive affect your mood?

hormonal contraception side effects mood

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).

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.

Does alcohol affect the pill?

Does alcohol affect the pill? | The Lowdown

If you love to pair a celebration with a drink or two, have you considered the effect of your favourite alcoholic tipple on your contraception? We spill the (Long Island iced) tea!