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