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Combined pill

A hand holding a pill packet

How it works

It's got two hormones in it, called oestrogen and progestogen. They stop the egg in a woman from being released. You have to get it from the GP or family planning clinic.

The 'oops' factor

It is very reliable - only 0.1% 'oops' factor. That is as long as you remember to pop one every day.

Advantages

  • It's free as long as you get it from the doctor or clinic
  • No messing around when it comes to the big moment.
  • Lighter, more regular periods. Less cramps.
  • It reduces risk of some cancers in ovary, colon and uterus when you're older.
  • Some combined pills get rid of zits.
  • it is very good at stopping you getting pregnant

Disadvantages

  • You have to remember to take it regularly whether you're going to have sex or not.
  • No protection against AIDS, chlamydia, herpes etc.
  • Some women don't like taking hormones.
  • A few women get headaches, get fatter and feel fed up.
  • Risk of blood clots, strokes and heart attacks increases although overall risk is still very small.
  • Very small risk of breast cancer (disappears 10 years after you come off it) and cervical cancer.
For more info go to www.fpa.org.uk or www.youthhealthtalk.org
This is also known as just the pill