Prescribed contraception

Choice of contraceptive

Combined hormonal contraceptives have several advantages over progestogen-only contraceptives (such as reduced risk of dysmenorrhoea, menorrhagia, ovarian or endometrial cancer) and are usually considered first

 

Combined hormonal contraceptives

Missed pill

Detached patch

When to stop combined hormonal contraceptives immediately

 

Progestogen-only contraceptives

Missed pill

 

Additional points to remember