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Is it safe to get a prescription for the contraceptive pill online?
You can now get a prescription for the oral contraceptive pill online and have it sent it your door, without seeing a GP. But experts are concerned.
The pill (combined oral contraceptive pill)
The combined oral contraceptive pill, usually called 'the pill', is a type of contraception (birth control) that can also help control your periods.
Hormonal medicines and periods
Some forms of hormonal contraception (for example the oral contraceptive pill, hormonal IUD, and injection) may affect your menstrual cycle.
Why contraception fails - and how to choose a method that works
New research shows that 4 in 10 women who get pregnant unintentionally are using contraception — which is why it's vital to choose the right method for you.
Progestogen-only pill (mini pill)
The progestogen-only pill (POP) is a type of contraception (birth control) that is sometimes called the mini pill. Read about the types of POP.
'Morning after' pill (emergency contraception pill)
The 'morning after' pill is a type of emergency contraception. It can be used within a few days of unprotected sex to reduce the risk of pregnancy.
There are many effective treatments available for acne, including creams for your skin and oral medicines. Learn about the different options.
Lipoedema is an incurable condition featuring an abnormal build up of fatty tissue usually in the legs. It causes pain and swelling. Learn to help manage it.
Oestrogen is a female sex hormone with many roles, including controlling puberty and strengthening bones. But too much or too little can cause medical problems.
Medicines and breastfeeding
While most medicines are safe to take while breastfeeding, some can affect your baby. Learn out more about medicines and breastfeeding here.