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1. FREE NHS Consultation for Combined Contraceptive Pills (COP)

2 . FREE NHS Consultation for Progesterone Only Contraceptive Pills (POP or Mini Pills)

3. Private (chargeable) Combined Contraceptive Pills (COP)

4. Private (chargeable) Progesterone Only Pills (POP)

Contraceptive pills, also known as birth control pills, are pharmaceutical preparations designed to prevent pregnancy. There are two primary types of contraceptive pills: combination pills and progestin-only pills.

Combination Pills: These pills contain a combination of two hormones, estrogen and progestin. They work by inhibiting ovulation, thickening cervical mucus to impede sperm movement, and altering the uterine lining to prevent embryo implantation. Combination pills are further categorized into:

Monophasic Pills: These pills have a consistent dosage of estrogen and progestin throughout the entire cycle.

Multiphasic Pills: The hormone levels in these pills vary over the menstrual cycle to mimic a more natural hormone pattern.

Progestin-Only Pills (Mini Pills): These pills, as the name suggests, contain only progestin. They primarily function by thickening cervical mucus and suppressing ovulation in some cases. Progestin-only pills are suitable for individuals who may be sensitive to estrogen or are breastfeeding.

It's important to note that while contraceptive pills are highly effective when used correctly, they do not protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Choosing the Right Pill: The choice between these pill types depends on various factors, including a person's health history, preferences, and any existing medical conditions. Consulting a healthcare provider is crucial to determine the most appropriate contraceptive pill type and regimen for an individual's specific needs.

Contraceptive pills offer a range of options, each tailored to different situations, making it essential for individuals to make informed decisions under the guidance of a medical professional. Registered Online Pharmacy with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPHC 9012021)