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.

Acne returning when coming off the pill

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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?

When to seek a medical review of your pill or patch

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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