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Oral contraceptives

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Combined oral contraceptive pill | Family Planning NSW

Find out about the combined oral contraceptive pill including how it works & it's effectiveness, who can use it, the side effects, how to take it; where to get it.

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Contraception | Jean Hailes

There are many different methods of contraception to avoid pregnancy including the natural family planning method, the oral contraceptive pill (OCP), the mini-pill, an Implanon rod, an intrauterine device (IUD) such as MIrena, a condom, and more permanent

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The Pill: myths and misconceptions | Women's Health Queensland Wide

Although the combined oral contraceptive pill (the Pill) has been available in Australia for over 50 years many women don't understand how it works. This article discusses the myths and misconceptions about the Pill.

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Contraception - vaginal ring

The vaginal ring is a type of contraception that works in a similar way to the oral contraceptive pill to prevent pregnancy.

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Combined Pill and Cancer | Family Planning NSW

This factsheet offers evidence-based information about whether the combined oral contraceptive pill causes cancer; the affects of it on women with a history of cancer.

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Oral contraceptives - Cancer Council Australia

Read our position statement regarding oral contraceptives and the risks and benefits associated with use of this popular treatment.

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Contraception choices | Family Planning NSW

Contraception is necessary if you wish to avoid an unintended pregnancy. Several methods of contraception are available - check out this factsheet to find out more information.

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Contraception

Information on contraception including the different options, effectiveness, using after having a baby, stopping using, plus links to trusted resources.

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The Pill: New concerns for women | Women's Health Queensland Wide

Women taking the new-generation contraceptive pills Yaz, Yaz-Flex and Yasmin could have an increased risk of developing blood clots.

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Contraceptive pill (the pill)

There are two types of contraceptive pill. The combined pill contains both the female hormones oestrogen and progesterone. The other is the progesterone-only pill, sometimes called the mini-pill

Read more on WA Health website

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