Combined oral contraceptive pill

Treatment where fertility is not preserved

The combined oral contraceptive pill (‘the pill’) was originally designed to help with painful periods. It reduces pain and bleeding by about 50%. Coils or intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUCDs) typically lead to heavier periods. The progestogen intrauterine system (IUS) e.g. Mirena, is a coil that can dramatically reduce your period. It contains a progestogen instead of a copper coil.

Getting help
If you wish to make an appointment to seek further advice and or treatment, please email Dr Harrington's secretary.