Contraceptive Pills

When the pill was launched in 1960 it was a huge step
forward for reproductive rights, allowing people to have
children by choice, not chance. In short: one little pill
changed a whole lot.

60 years later, the pill is a popular method of birth control
in the U.K. It is favored by many for being convenient
and easy to use

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AS OF 2021, YOU CAN EVEN BUY SOME PROGESTOGEN – ONLY PILLS WITHOUT
a prescription

You simply need to answer some questions for a
pharmacist to check that the pill is suitable for you.

WE’VE ALL HEARD ABOUT THE PILL – MAYBE YOU ALREADY TAKE IT – BUT HOW MUCH DO YOU
really know about it?

Let’s consider some of the most frequently asked questions about the contraceptive pill.

What are the different types of contraceptive pills?
What type of pill is right for me?
What are the possible side effects of the pill?
When should I start using the pill?
Can you buy contraceptive pills over the counter?
How should I take my pill?
How effective are different contraceptive pills?
When will my pill not be effective?
I’m on the pill but I think I might be pregnant. What should I do?
What happens if I stop taking the pill?
GOT A QUESTION?

#AskHana or Hana-uk@hra-pharma.com

We hope that all of this information will help you to make an informed and empowered decision about which pill you might
choose. You know your body best, and you should choose a contraception that makes you feel confident, happy and comfortable. Your pharmacist will be happy to help advise you on which pill is suitable for you.

If you want to find out more about Hana, try reading this article What is Hana.

Some people don’t choose the pill at all, preferring to use other birth control options. You can read more about methods of contraception here.

*Deborah Evans does not endorse any pharmaceutical brands or products