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Contraception Comparison

There are a wide range of hormonal contraceptives that provide effective contraceptive cover. The below table allows you to get an overview of contraceptives available so that it's more likely that you'll find one that is most suitable for your body and lifestyle, with a minimum risk of side effects.

Are you are having trouble knowing which contraceptive method to choose from? Why not use the 'My Contraception Tool' to find out which contraceptive method is the right one for you.

Dr Hilary Jones discusses different contraceptive methods

Combined pill Mini-pill Contraceptive ring Contraceptive patch
Examples Yasmin, Dianette & Microgynon Micronor, Noriday & Cerazette NuvaRing Evra
Effectiveness > 99% < 99% > 99% >99%
Use Once a day for 21 days with seven day break Used everyday for 28 days with no break Once a month, followed by a seven day break Once a week followed by a seven-day break
How it's administered Orally (Tablets swallowed with water) Orally (Tablets swallowed with water) Vaginally (Inserted into vagina) Transdermally (Applied to skin)
Ingredients Oestrogen and progestogen Progestogen Oestrogen & progestogen Oestrogen & progestogen
Main Benefits - Contraception
- Can help regulate periods and help minimise the severity of PMS symptoms
- Contraception
- Can minimise the severity of PMS symptoms - Can be taken by most women who can't take the combined pill
- Contraception
- Can help regulate periods
- Can help minimise the severity of PMS symptoms
- Contraception
- Can help regulate periods
- Can help minimise the severity of PMS symptoms
Main side effects Headache,
breast tenderness,
changes in menstrual bleeding,
migraines,
unwanted hair growth
Spotting,
irregular periods,
changes in menstrual bleeding,
unwanted hair growth
Headache,
breast tenderness,
changes in menstrual bleeding,
migraines, unwanted hair growth
Headache,
breast tenderness,
changes in menstrual bleeding,
migraines
Who shouldn't take it Pregnant women,
breastfeeding women,
migraine sufferers,
women who weigh over 14 stone,
women with high blood pressure,
women using other contraceptives
Pregnant,
women who weigh over 14 stone,
women using other contraceptives
Pregnant women,
breastfeeding women,
migraine sufferers,
women who weigh over 14 stone,
women with high blood pressure,
women using other contraceptives
Pregnant women,
breastfeeding women,
migraine sufferers,
women using other contraceptives
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Yasmin contraceptive pills package
4.9/5 - 74 Reviews

Yasmin

  • Alleviates PMS
  • Reduces cramps
  • Can improve skin
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Cilest the pill package
4.9/5 - 45 Reviews

Cilest

  • Can regulate period timing
  • Lessens cramps and PMS
  • Easy to take tablets
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Cerazette mini pill package
4.9/5 - 81 Reviews

Cerazette

  • Almost 100% effectiveness
  • Suitable if you are sensitive to oestrogen
  • Can be used whilst breastfeeding
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Microgynon contraceptive pills
4.8/5 - 82 Reviews

Microgynon

  • Reduces PMS and cramps
  • Have regular lighter periods
  • Pregnancy protection at 99%
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NuvaRing vaginal ring
4.8/5 - 60 Reviews

NuvaRing

  • Around 99% effective
  • Used just once a month
  • Low maintenance
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Mercilon package
5/5 - 12 Reviews

Mercilon

  • Alleviates PMS and cramps
  • Improve skin appearance
  • Protects against pregnancy
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Marvelon birth control pill
4.8/5 - 14 Reviews

Marvelon

  • Can alleivate PMS
  • Reduces menstrual pains
  • Lightens a heavy flow
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Evra package
4.9/5 - 34 Reviews

Evra Patch

  • 99% effective contraception
  • Low maintenance patch
  • Applied once a week
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Ovranette pills package
4.2/5 - 13 Reviews

Ovranette

  • Reduces menstrual cramps
  • Regulates lighter periods
  • Protects against pregnancy
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Logynon package
4.9/5 - 12 Reviews

Logynon

  • Can alleviate period pain and discomfort
  • Hormones naturally mimic your cycle
  • 21 easy-to-take tablets per month
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Femodette package
5/5 - 7 Reviews

Femodette

  • Easy-to-take tablets
  • Can improve PMS
  • 3-month or 6-month supply
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Femodene package
4.9/5 - 12 Reviews

Femodene

  • Regulates your period every month
  • Relief for premenstrual pain
  • Can be used to treat endometriosis
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Qlaira contraceptive pills package
4.9/5 - 9 Reviews

Qlaira

  • Taken daily for the full 28 days
  • Can offer relief from PMS symptoms
  • Mimics your natural menstrual cycle
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Loestrin package
4.9/5 - 23 Reviews

Loestrin

  • Reduces cramps and discomfort
  • It's available in 2 doses
  • Helps to manage difficult periods
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Noriday oral contraceptive pill
4.7/5 - 9 Reviews

Noriday

  • Can alleviate cramps
  • No oestrogen used
  • Highly tolerable
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Brevinor package
5/5 - 9 Reviews

Brevinor

  • Alleviates cramps
  • Can reduce PMS
  • Easy-to-take tablets
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cerelle
4.4/5 - 16 Reviews

Cerelle

  • 99% effective contraception
  • Doesn't contain oestrogen
  • Delivered straight to your door
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Zoely
5/5 - 26 Reviews

Zoely

  • Regulate period timings
  • Taken for 28 days
  • Can miminise PMS symptoms
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Levest
0/5

Levest

  • Contains oestrogen
  • Prevents pregnancy
  • Reduces PMS
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Lucette
0/5

Lucette

  • Reduces a heavy flow
  • Alleviates PMS
  • Prevents unwanted pregnancy
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Zelleta
0/5

Zelleta

  • Doesn't contain oestrogen
  • Suitable for more women
  • Prevents unwanted pregnancies
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Rigevidon
0/5

Rigevidon

  • Suitable combined pill alternative
  • Prevents unwanted pregnancies
  • Reduces symptoms of periods
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Millinette
0/5

Millinette

  • Contains the female hormone
  • Regulates your menstrual cycle
  • Makes periods more manageable
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Norgeston
0/5

Norgeston

  • Doesn't contain oestrogen
  • Makes periods more manageable
  • Prevents unwanted pregnancies
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Microgynon 30 ED
0/5

Microgynon 30 ED

  • Prevents pregnancies
  • Can alleviate PMS
  • Includes 7 placebo pills
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