Our Symptom checker provides clinical advice on what to do next based on your symptoms.
The pill (combined oral contraceptive pill)
The combined oral contraceptive pill, usually called simply 'the pill', is an effective hormonal contraceptive method which can also offer other benefits.
Hormonal medicines and periods
Some forms of hormonal contraception (for example the oral contraceptive pill, IUD coil, and injection) may affect your menstrual cycle.
Contraceptive vaginal ring
The vaginal ring is an effective hormonal contraceptive method that works in the same way as the pill. It can also help control your periods.
Bleeding between periods
Vaginal bleeding between periods is not unusual, but should be checked by your doctor if it happens more than once or twice.
Vaginal bleeding isn't always related to menstruation. It can also be caused by infection or injury.
The length of your cycle may change by the month, but if your period is suddenly very different, you should see your doctor.
How to take medicines safely in a natural disaster (bushfire, floods, cyclones)
It's important to have a plan to manage your medicines should a natural disaster strike. Here's how to safely take medication during a bushfire, flood and more.
Lynch syndrome, formerly known as HNPCC, is a genetic condition that increases the risk of a person developing some cancers, such as bowel cancer. Learn more here.