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Combined Pill (COC)


The combined pill contains oestrogen and progestogen hormones.  It is reliable for contraception if taken correctly and has extra benefits of lighter periods and the option to avoid having your period at inconvenient times.  Missing pills, vomiting and taking certain medicines can make the pill less effective.

Not everyone can use the combined pill.  The doctor or nurse will ask about your health and any medicines you take, to make sure you can safely use this kind of pill.  Our clinics all keep a range of combined pills.