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Contraceptive Pill

What causes a need for oral contraceptives

The pill is the leading choice of hormonal birth control to prevent unplanned pregnancy, but is also used by women to regulate other menstrual conditions.

Learn more about the causes for the pill and the associated benefits.

By working with the hub.health medical team, who specialise in women’s health, you can find the best birth control to prevent pregnancy and treat other health issues.

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Regulating the menstrual cycle with the pill

The pill helps to regulate the menstrual cycle by suppressing ovulation. When a woman takes the pill, her body is tricked into thinking it is already pregnant, which stops the release of an egg each month and prevents ovulation. Without ovulation, the uterine lining does not thicken, and a woman cannot have a period. The pill may also make periods lighter and less painful for some women.

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Treating acne with the pill

The pill is a common treatment for acne as it helps to regulate the hormones in the body, which can often cause acne.

It also reduces the production of sebum, the oily substance that clogs pores and leads to breakouts, and reduces inflammation and bacteria.

Although the pill is an effective acne treatment, it does not cure acne.

The pill is most effective when combined with other acne treatments, such as topical creams or antibiotics.

Pelvic Pain

Easing period pain with the pill

There are a few different ways that the pill can ease period pain.

First, the pill can help regulate hormone levels, reducing the pain experienced during a period.

The pill can help to thin the uterus lining, reducing period pain.

Furthermore, the pill can also help reduce inflammation and muscle spasms, which significantly contribute to period pain.

Managing symptoms of PCOS with the pill

The pill is a common treatment for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). As the pill works by regulating hormones, it can help to alleviate symptoms like irregular periods, excess hair growth, and acne.

Treatment for PCOS will vary depending on an individual’s symptoms. In most cases, the pill is not a cure for PCOS but a complementary treatment to use in combination with other treatments.

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Managing symptoms of endometriosis with the pill

Endometriosis is a chronic condition that affects millions of women worldwide. The main symptom of endometriosis is pelvic pain, which can range from mild to severe. Unfortunately, there is no cure for endometriosis, but there are treatments that can help manage the symptoms, including the birth control pill.

The pill works by suppressing the ovaries, which reduces the amount of estrogen in the body. This helps to reduce the amount of endometrial tissue that grows outside the uterus.

It’s time to look after your health

At hub.health, our medical team is passionate about helping women find the best birth control to prevent pregnancy and treat other health conditions.

Contraceptive Pill FAQs

Which contraceptive pill brands do you offer?

Our medical team prescribe all major birth control pill brands. You’ll be given the opportunity to request your preference during the initial questionnaire.

Is the contraceptive pill 100% effective?

The contraceptive pill is 99.7% effective when used perfectly. This rate of success drops slightly when human error is considered (when you miss a dose or take it at a different time each day).

Are there any side effects associated with taking the contraceptive pill?

Like any medication, side effects are a possibility. The hormones in the contraceptive pill may cause side effects, but they usually disappear after a few months. Common side effects include:

Sore breasts
Period changes
Spotting (bleeding between periods)

The contraceptive pill shouldn’t make you feel sick or uncomfortable. So, if you’re experiencing any persisting or prolonging side effects of concern, consult with your hub.health doctor for further review. A change of brands may be required.

How does the contraceptive pill work?

The contraceptive pill contains two hormones, oestrogen and progesterone, that prevent pregnancy by stopping sperm from reaching an egg and thickening cervical fluid to make it hard for sperm to enter.

Can I get pregnant on the contraceptive pill?

Yes. Despite the contraceptive pill having a high success rate, it isn’t 100% effective. There is always a slight risk of pregnancy with any form of contraception.


Can I speak with my assigned clinician at any time?

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Our team is also available at [email protected] Drop us a line, anytime.

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