Combined oral contraceptive pill

There are two types of contraceptive pill (usually just called ‘the pill’).

The combined oral contraceptive pill contains two hormones (progestogen and oestrogen).

The progestogen oral contraceptive pill contains one hormone (progestogen).  

In Aotearoa New Zealand, there are multiple brands of each type of pill, and the brands sometime change, therefore it’s a good idea to talk through the options with a doctor, midwife, nurse, or pharmacist.

There may be a cost for the appointment and prescription.

Further information about the combined oral contraceptive pill

Health Navigator New Zealand – Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill

Family Planning New Zealand – Contraception

Protected and Proud (Bay of Plenty Contraception Service) – The Pill: Combined/Progestogen Only

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