Christian Jessen (Doctor) gives expert video advice on: Where can I get the pill from?; What should I do if I've missed a pill?; If I take someone else's contraceptive pill, will that stop me getting pregnant? and more...
What is the pill?
The pill is a form of contraception for women, taken in tablet form every day that stops you getting pregnant. It doesn't stop the spread of sexually transmitted infections.
Will the pill stop me getting STIs?
The pill will not stop you catching STI's. It will however help prevent pregnancies.
Where can I get the pill from?
The pill is only available on prescription from a doctor. If you would like to consider taking it, then go and talk to a GP.
Will the pill stop me ever having babies?
The pill is a reversible form of contraception. When you stop taking it, it will no longer have any contraceptive effect.
What should I do if I've missed a pill?
If you've missed a pill, take the next one as soon as you remember, use condoms for the next seven days and ask your doctor for further advice.
If I take someone else's contraceptive pill, will that stop me getting pregnant?
No, it won't stop you getting pregnant. Taking one pill will have no effect on your contraception. You need to be taking it every day as prescribed by your doctor.