There are two types of pill:

Both are very effective if used properly.  They work to stop the release of an egg (ovulation) and / or thicken the cervical mucus at the top of the vagina to prevent sperm reaching an egg. It is really important that they are taken regularly and they must be taken at a regular time each day to work properly so not for the forgetful – set your mobile to remind you! Different pills suit different people and this will be discussed with you when you see your Doctor or Nurse.

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