Contraceptive Pill (COC/Combined)

If taken correctly the combined pill or ‘pill’, as it is commonly known is over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy. You usually take the pill every day for 21 days, then stop for seven days and during this week you have a period-type bleed. You start taking the pill again after seven days.

For further information visit NHS Your Contraception Guide

or Sexwise

Forgot your pill?

This tool can help you better understand what to do if you forget to take your combined or progestogen-only pill on time It is based on guidance from the (FSRH) Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health