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The blog: contraception

Life

Do periods affect your work life?

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Everyone has bad days at work, but a PMS headache and painful cramps can make it worse. To reduce the number of periods you have, ask your doctor about your contraceptive options, or find out more on our contraception page.

Life

Managing your period on your holiday

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Packing the right things is the first step to ensuring you have an enjoyable summer holiday. Sunglasses – check. Towel – check. Tanning oil – check. More pairs of shoes than you really need to take – check. Tampons – check.

Life

Do periods affect your social activities?

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Everyone likes to have fun with friends, but sometimes when you’re on your period you just don’t feel up to it. To reduce the number of periods you have speak to your doctor about your contraceptive options.

#&*!! Moments

Periods and weddings: not exactly soulmates

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Today’s the day. Your hair is set, your dress is perfect and the venue looks stunning. Your soon-to-be in-laws haven’t yet kicked up a fuss and you’ve even managed to solve that last-minute crisis with the chairs. You’re ready. But then…

Life

Do periods affect your relationship?

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Have you ever found that periods have interrupted your sex life? This doesn’t have to be the case; you can reduce the number of periods you have. Just speak to your doctor about your contraceptive options, or find out more on our contraception page.

Life

Sex and periods: what you really need to know

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Cramps? Check. Bloated? Check. Craving sex and nothing you can do about it? Think again. Let’s set the record straight. Period sex is absolutely fine. You might even feel better for it, but there are a few precautions that you might want to take.

News / Views

Impact of menstruation on women’s lives

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Only recently has the subject of periods, and how they can affect women’s lives, become a talking point. Here two leading doctors discuss the impact of periods and the need for education around the benefit of reducing them.

News / Views

Let’s talk about periods

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Would you prefer your periods to come? Three leading experts discuss the taboo surrounding periods, the need for education and the contraceptive options to reduce your number of periods.

The science bit

What women want

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Some would say we want it all, and why wouldn’t we? But sometimes periods can get in the way of all that. A recent survey found that periods can have a big impact on our lives.

Life

Do periods affect your exercise routine?

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When you are suffering from cramps and tiredness, exercise can seem like hard work. This doesn’t have to be the case.

The science bit

Contraception that can multi‑task

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Did you know that contraception can do more than prevent pregnancy? Three leading experts tell us how: from acne to cancer to controlling periods. Click here for more

Life

Chinese coils to Colombian chips: contraception around the world

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Our world is an exciting mix of countries and cultures, sights and sounds, people and places. But there is one thing that is constant. Sex.

The science bit

What do crocodile dung and tonic have in common?

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Contraception, shock horror, isn’t a new thing. Turns out that for 1000s of years, men and women have wanted to have sex because they enjoy it, not just to create a new life.

Life

So, errrm, Iwanttogoonthepill…

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Talking about contraception and sex isn’t always easy, especially if it’s with someone who you see as older and wiser, such as your doctor.