Let’s talk contraception. As most of us are having, have had or plan on having sex, using some form of birth control is important (unless you want a baby in the very near future, that is). But for some, there’s either a lack of access or knowledge when it comes to contraceptive methods.
That’s why Superdrug supports World Contraception Day, a global campaign that takes place on the 26th September every year. It aims to raise awareness of everyone’s rights to birth control, as well as encouraging better education when it comes to sexual and reproductive health. And to mark the occasion, here’s a rundown on the different types of Superdrug contraception methods available. *
Looking for the right contraceptive method for you? Here’s how we can help…
Here at Superdrug, we know that contraception is far from straightforward and definitely isn’t a one-type-fits-all. That’s why we provide a range of contraception to choose from, letting you more easily decide what the best option is for your body.
What contraceptive services does Superdrug provide?
The Contraceptive Pill
If you’re having sex on the reg and your preferred method of birth control is taking a pill every day to prevent an unwanted pregnancy, then you can get the trusty contraceptive pill prescribed and delivered through our fast and easy Superdrug contraception service. An added bonus? There’s no appointment needed! To order the contraceptive pill, simply complete the health questionnaire and once reviewed by our doctors, it can be collected within hours or even delivered the next day**.
Our Contraception Pill Consultation Service
If you haven’t used a contraceptive pill before, then the many options available can make it difficult to narrow down. Maybe you want to make a change from the one you’re currently on, but are finding it a bit of a minefield, or you’re looking for a double-duty solution that can help with acne, headaches, or bad period cramps. Whatever reason you have for needing a little extra guidance, our doctors are on hand to offer advice on finding the right one for you. With a dedicated contraceptive pill consultation from £5, you can make an informed decision about your contraception with help of a doctor.
Alternative Contraception Methods – NuvaRing
Maybe you’ve experienced some not-so-great side effects of the contraceptive pill and prefer an alternative contraceptive method instead, or perhaps taking a pill at the same time every day just doesn’t work for you. Either way, the NuvaRing at Superdrug, which provides 98% protection against pregnancy, could be the answer. Once placed inside your vagina correctly, it can be left for three weeks and works its magic by releasing oestrogen and progestogen into the bloodstream to stop ovulation and prevent sperm from reaching an egg.
One more thing…
Even if you’re using other contraception, it’s always a good idea to use condoms, too. Unless you’ve both had a sexual health check-up or you’re in a steady relationship, condoms are the only way to help protect both partners from those pesky sexually transmitted infections (STIs.) With that in mind, you can find everything from ultra-thin to ribbed, vegan, and extra-large in our range of condoms.
* Online Doctor service subject to terms and conditions. Our doctor will review your medical assessment to determine if you are suitable for treatment. If you are medically unsuitable for our service, we will refund you fully. Suitability will vary by age
About Ros Kirby
Ros Kirby has worked as a copywriter for over 10 years, covering make-up, skin, hair, fragrance and more. Currently hooked on morning jogging, she spends the evenings binge watching dramas on Netflix and discovering the latest hero beauty products to add to her stash. The must-have range that’s always in her basket? Superdrug’s Style Expertise – it tames her flyaways all day (no mean feat).