Other Methods of Contraception »

… 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 would usually be …

Long Acting Reversible Contraceptive Methods (LARC) »

… it is like a coil in that it is fitted into the uterus (womb). It contains a very low dose of progestogen hormone which acts locally inside the uterus (womb). This prevents pregnancy by altering the lining of the womb and mucus to make it resistant to sperm. In some women ovulation (releasing of an egg) is prevented. This intrauterine system can be left in place for 5 years and many women find it very good as they have few periods or very light periods. The failure rate is extremely …

Uterine / Endometrial Cancer »

… women who have not had their uterus removed should only use combined HRT. Three monthly progestogen bleeds may also be induced to protect the lining of the womb thickening or becoming cancerous.

Being nulliparous i.e. having never had any pregnancies increases the risk of this cancer. obesity and diabetes Mellitus are also risk factors.