Other Methods of Contraception »

… take a pill every day for 3 weeks and then have a week free. These pills contain two hormones oestrogen and progestogen.

The main method of action of these pills is to prevent you releasing an egg. If taken correctly the combined pill has a very low failure rate. Prior to being given a combined pill you would be assessed by a nurse or doctor, have your blood pressure checked, and a medical history taken, to check that you have no risk factors for complications with the pill. You …

Menopause »

… to an end, when fertility ends, the ovaries cease functioning and there are no more eggs or Oestrogen produced.

Some women pass through this natural process without any undue difficulties.

Others can experience a long and painful struggle which leaves them exhausted and depressed. The menopause tends to develop in the age range 45 to 55.

When a woman has had her ovaries removed surgically or undergoes radiation or Chemotherapy , menopausal symptoms can be induced. …

Uterine / Endometrial Cancer »

… cancer is most frequent among postmenopausal women, and is rare under the age of 35. The use of oestrogen -only hormone replacement therapy (HRT) increases the risk, as does an early start with menstruation and late age of menopause.

Preventative action

Unlike cervical cancer, there is no regular screening for uterine cancer in all women. Although, an abnormal smear test for cervical cancer may provide some indication of a problem. Given the cancer’s association with …