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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Does contraception affect your sex drive?

Guidelines for the coil have been updated

What types of contraception are vegan?

Contraception and heavy periods

Do I have to be a certain age to get contraception?

Can I use tampons or a menstrual cup if I’m using the ring?

Will my partner or I be able to feel the ring during sex?

Does the contraceptive patch stop periods?

Will using contraception delay my fertility?

Does Cerazette stop periods?

Can the pill and mini pill make you tired?

Does ellaOne work if you've already ovulated?

Do you ovulate on the pill?

How many times can you take the morning after pill?

How long does the pill take to work?

Do I have to be a certain age to access birth control pills?

How safe is it to use birth control pills?

Can a doctor tell if you have taken the emergency pill?

Do contraceptive pills show in a blood test?

How to prevent pregnancy one week after unprotected sex?

Can you get pregnant a day before ovulation?

Is Cerelle a mini pill?

How to take Cerazette

Is Zelleta the same as Cerazette?

Should I stop taking progesterone after my period starts?

Can you stop an unwanted pregnancy by eating pineapple?

Is Rigevidon the same as Microgynon?

What contraception is non hormonal?

Have telemedicine services improved access to abortion care in the UK?

When should I do a pregnancy test?

What if I vomit or have diarrhoea whilst taking the pill?

How does oestrogen hormone therapy affect ejaculation and ability to have an erection?

Can I be pregnant while on the pill?

Can you get pregnant on testosterone and if you don’t have a period?

Do I need to use contraception after giving birth?

Can Zelleta stop periods?

The COVID-19 vaccine and periods

What contraception stops your periods?

Does the morning after pill affect your period?

Can you smoke on birth control?

Are emergency contraceptive pills affected by other medicines?

Are there any health risks associated with condoms?

Does contraception cause migraines?

Am I protected after taking Zelleta for 7 days?

What's the difference between Loestrin 20 and 30?

Is Rigevidon a mini pill?

Can birth control cause thyroid test anomalies?

Can you get pregnant on your period? How likely is it?

Is desogestrel the same as Cerazette?

Is Microgynon a progesterone only pill?

Can trans feminine people use the contraceptive pill in place of hormone therapy?

Can I take Zelleta while breastfeeding?

Is there a food that can kill sperm in the woman's uterus?

Which pills can I use to delay my period?

Is it safe to have sexual intercourse whilst pregnant?

When can you get pregnant after your period?

Does contraception cause acne?

Where should I put the contraceptive patch?

Do you need help with something else?