the pill

  • The pill is prescribed to a woman by her doctor.
  • It works by stopping eggs being released from the woman’s ovaries.
  • It must always be taken as prescribed.
  • If you have been vomiting, are taking antibiotics or you forget to take the pill you may not be protected, and it may be best to check this with your doctor.
  • If taken correctly (every day) the pill is considered to be 99% effective against pregnancy.
  • The pill does not provide any protection against Sexually Transmitted Infections.