The Pill or the Contraceptive Pill/ Birth Control Pill is a tablet which is taken orally. The Pill is an extremely popular form of contraception.
It works by preventing the ovaries from releasing an egg.
The Pill contains the hormones oestrogen and progestogen. These are commonly used in different forms of contraception and stop ovulation from taking place. They also work by making it more difficult for the sperm to get through, thanks to a thickening of the cervical mucus.
The Pill is regarded as 91% effective, mainly due to human error. The common reasons for the Pill failing to work include people forgetting to take them, losing them, not refilling their prescription on time. When the Contraceptive Pill is used properly it actually has a 99% effectiveness rating.
How do I make an appointment at Hazelhill Family Practice?
To book your contraceptive pill appointment at Hazelhill Family Practice click here and fill in the appointment form.
You can also call the Hazelhill Family Practice on 094 9630091.