Contraceptive Pill Treatments
What is the pill used for?
Approximately 27-34% of women use the contraceptive pill to prevent unplanned pregnancy, making the pill the most common method of birth control for Australian women.
Learn more about what types of the pill are available.
At hub.health our medical team prescribes the pill to prevent unplanned pregnancy, regulate their menstrual cycle, and ease symptoms of other menstrual conditions.
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Types of contraceptive pills
Birth control is an essential part of women’s health care. It allows women to plan their pregnancies on their terms and pursue education, a career, travel and other interests without the stress of an unexpected pregnancy.
The birth control pill also improves women’s health by helping to regulate hormones, relieve menstrual pain and reduce the risk of developing certain types of cancer.
Depending on your age and severity of symptoms, your doctor may prescribe a treatment plan including medical grade topical moisturising cream, oral medications, phototherapy, over-the-counter remedies, immunosuppressants, lifestyle modifications, and behavioural therapies.
At hub.health, our medical team offers several different brands and types of contraceptive pills. Start a conversation to find the best birth control pill for your body and lifestyle.
Combined oral contraceptive pill
The combined oral contraceptive pill (COCP) is a type of birth control that contains two hormones, estrogen and progestin. The combined pill prevents ovulation and thickens the cervix’s mucus, making it difficult for sperm to reach the egg.
The pill is taken orally once a day at the same time for optimal effectiveness. Many different pill brands are available, and each has a different combination of hormones that help treat other hormonal and reproductive health conditions.
The pill is more than 99% effective when used correctly, making it one of the most reliable forms of birth control.
Progestin-only pill (POP)
The Progestin-only pill is a type of birth control that contains only progestin, a synthetic form of the hormone progesterone. This type of birth control is called the “mini-pill” since it contains a lower dose of hormones than the combined pill.
It works by thickening the mucus in the cervix, making it difficult for sperm to reach the egg. The Progestin-only pill also thins the lining of the uterus, making it less likely for a fertilised egg to implant.
The Progestin-only pill is slightly less effective than the combined pill; however, it is suitable for women who can’t take oestrogen.
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At hub.health, our Australian based medical team are dedicated to helping you find the best birth control for your body and lifestyle.
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:
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?
Of course! Our online platform enables ongoing support whenever you need it. To chat with your medical team, log into your profile, head to the ‘Products’ tab and select ‘Manage Treatment’. This is where you can message your clinician.
Our team is also available at [email protected] Drop us a line, anytime.
Understanding the benefits of oral contraceptives.
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Understanding your symptoms to make an informed choice.
How to choose the right oral contraceptive for your needs, with help from the hub.health medical team.
Learn more about the pill and different types of oral contraceptives.
Be informed about your options and choices when it comes to birth control.
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Contraceptive pill prescribed by an Australian based medical team.
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