The progestogen-only contraceptive pill (POP), also sometimes known as the ‘mini-pill’ is now more widely available. Lovima and Hana can be bought from a pharmacist without the need for an appointment with a GP or at a sexual health clinic. You can also order these from Dr Fox alongside other POPs Cerelle or Cerazette and get up to 12 months at a time. All these pills are medically the same, consisting of 75 micrograms of the progestogen desogestrel.
Progestogen-only pills may have fewer side effects compared to the combined contraceptive pill, but there are also many other benefits.
Sadly, cystitis is incredibly common in women. Around 10–20% will get at least one attack of cystitis in a lifetime. The symptoms can be extremely unpleasant, and you may be desperate for help – and fast. Some women have recurrent urine infections, which can be very troublesome and annoying.
This information below is only for women with a suspected urine infection, and for stand-by non-urgent antibiotics.
If men think they may have a urine infection, this needs a totally different approach.
Read on to find out all you need to know about urinary tract infection, antibiotics and stand-by treatment.
Wondering if you might be pregnant can be a difficult time. You may be either desperate to be pregnant, or desperate not to be pregnant – but either way, you want to know as soon as possible – and be sure of the result.
Read on and see what pregnancy testing is all about, how and when to test, and what the results may mean.
But have we really been doing it wrong for 60 years?
The press reported this week that since the contraceptive pill was first launched – and this was 60 years ago! – we could have been doing it differently! They also stated that one of the reasons behind this was to please the Pope!
Let’s try and put this medical conundrum into understandable terms, and try to prevent confusion!