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.
Does the mini pill stop periods?
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?
Explore all our posts about emergency contraception, also known as the morning after pill.
Can the morning after pill delay your period?
How many times can you take the morning after pill?
Can I get the morning after pill free?
How does the morning after pill work?
Does ellaOne work if you've already ovulated?
How effective is the morning after pill?
Progestogen only pill
Explore all our posts about the progestogen only pill, also called the mini pill.