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Home / Contraception

What are the differences?

  Combined pill Mini pill (POP) Contraceptive ring Contraceptive patch
  Examples
Examples Qlaira, Trinovum, Yasmin Noriday, Cerazette, Cerelle NuvaRing Evra Patch
  Effectiveness
Effectiveness > 99% > 99% > 99% > 99%
  Use
Use Once daily (some with a 7-day break) Once daily (no break) Once a month (with a 7-day break) Once a week (with a 7-day break)
  How to take
How to take Orally Orally Vaginally Transdermally
  Ingredients
Ingredients Oestrogen & progestogen Progestogen Oestrogen & progestogen Oestrogen & progestogen
  Features
Features
  • Regulate periods
  • Milder PMS symptoms
  • Additional effects (some pills combat acne)
  • Suitable for most women (including those breastfeeding)
  • Regulates PMS symptoms
  • Safer alternative
  • Regulate periods
  • Milder PMS symptoms
  • Effective even with vomiting/diarrhoea
  • Regulate periods
  • Milder PMS symptoms
  • Easy application
  • Effective even with vomiting/diarrhoea
  Side effects
Side effects
  • Headache
  • Acne
  • Nausea
  • Fluid retention
  • Weight changes
  • Spotting
  • Irregular periods
  • Menstrual flow changes
  • Headache
  • Headache
  • Acne
  • Nausea
  • Fluid retention
  • Weight changes
  • Headache
  • Acne
  • Nausea
  • Fluid retention
  • Weight changes
  Who can take
Who can take
Pregnant
Breastfeeding
Suffer from migraine
BMI ≥ 35
High blood pressure
Older than 35 and smoke
Pregnant
Breastfeeding
Suffer from migraine
BMI ≥ 35
High blood pressure
Older than 35 and smoke
Pregnant
Breastfeeding
Suffer from migraine
BMI ≥ 35
High blood pressure
Older than 35 and smoke
Pregnant
Breastfeeding
Suffer from migraine
BMI ≥ 35
High blood pressure
Older than 35 and smoke

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