Contraception and birth control work to stop pregnancy. Different methods work in different ways. Find out more about the different contraceptive methods in our help posts.

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Combined pill

Explore all our posts about the combined contraceptive pill.

Can taking the pill make you infertile?

Can the pill cause thrush?

Can the pill and mini pill make you tired?

Do you ovulate on the pill?

How long does the pill take to work?

Do contraceptive pills show in a blood test?

Emergency contraception

Explore all our posts about emergency contraception, also known as the morning after pill.

How does the morning after pill work?

How many times can you take the morning after pill?

Can I get the morning after pill free?

Does ellaOne work if you've already ovulated?

How effective is the morning after pill?

How many days should I spot after taking the morning after pill?

Why do you bleed when you take the morning after pill?

Progestogen only pill

Explore all our posts about the progestogen only pill, also called the mini pill.

What is desogestrel?

Does the mini pill stop periods?

Does Norgeston make you gain weight?

How to take Noriday

Is Noriday a mini pill?

What is Feanolla used for?

Is Cerelle the same as Cerazette?

Does Cerazette stop periods?

How to stop bleeding on Cerelle and Cerazette

Do you need help with something else?