Contraceptive pills are a safe and effective way of preventing pregnancy. There are some choices about which type of pill to take. Not all types of contraceptive pills are suitable for all women.
In this section
- Information about how to go on the pill and when to seek medical advice. Read more
- When taken correctly, the combined oral contraceptive pill (usually just called the pill) is 99% effective in preventing pregnancy Read more
- When taken correctly, the progesterone-only contraceptive pill (often called the mini pill) is 96–99% effective at preventing pregnancy. Read more