How do I use The Pill?
Step 1. The combined oral contraceptive pill comes in a huge variety of different forms. There are different brands with different types and amounts of hormone, and different styles of packaging, all of which require a script to purchase from the chemist. You will need to make an appointment with your doctor to discuss which type of Pill is best for you, and get a prescription.
Step 2. Once you have a script for the pill, make sure that you discuss with your GP or Pharmacist the correct way to take what you’ve been prescribed, as it’s important to start it at the right point in your cycle, and you’ll need to know how long to take it for before you’re protected against pregnancy.
Step 3. To avoid falling into the “typical” rate of efficacy for The Pill, you need to remember to take it every single day. For some people this means leaving it next to their coffee mug, or toothbrush. For other people this means setting an alarm to remind them. If you’re concerned that you won’t remember it every day, you may want to consider a different method of contraception.