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The Contraception Pill

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  1. Contraceptive Pill. There are many different kinds of the contraceptive pill.

  2. Talk to the doctor or nurse about what pill suits you. You will need a check up before you start the pill.

  3. The pill will not stop you getting a sexually transmitted infection (STI)
  4. Using a condom can stop you getting a sexually transmitted infection (STI)
  5. If you take the pill properly it can stop you having a baby
  6. You need to remember to take your pill around the same time everyday

  7. If you forget to take your pill don't panic, take it as soon as you remember

  8. Side effects. Can reduce period pain, bleeding and pre-menstrual symptoms.

  9. At first some women have headaches, mood changes and boob (breast) tenderness. This usually settles after time

  10. Some things can effect how your pill works e.g. if you are sick or have diarrhoea

  11. Some women gain weight
  12. Some medicine can effect how your pill works
  13. Talk to your doctor (G.P) or nurse about any side effects. If you are worried

  14. First visit. You will have a health check up and a 3 month supply of pills (tablets) Second visit. You will have a health check up and a 6 month or 12 month supply of pills (tablets)

  15. Tell your doctor if you have
  16. Diabetes

  17. Heart problems

  18. Had a stroke

  19. To get free condoms go to the doctor (G.P.) or clinic or chemist

  20. Or call 08453 130 130 for your nearest centre