Hormonal contraceptives are the most popular form of birth control and protection against unwanted pregnancies. There are a number of treatments available and choosing the right one will depend entirely on what kind of contraception you are looking for.
The most widely used and successful birth control available are oral contraceptive pills. These contain various artificial hormones that work in conjunction with the body's natural hormones to prevent pregnancy. Further popular methods include contraceptive patches, which slowly release hormones through the skin, and contraceptive rings, which are placed inside the vagina and also produce hormones for protection. These are equally as effective as contraceptive pills, but not everyone prefers to use them.
This variety of contraceptive treatments does however provide women with several options should one form not suit them in terms of lifestyle, effectiveness and ease of use. But proper consultation with a doctor should always be done before deciding on a form of birth control. This will ensure that the desired option is both safe and effective.
Combined oral contraceptives contain a combination of synthetic hormones; namely oestrogen and progestogen. Depending on the pill, these will vary in dosage strength of the respective hormones.
Pills containing one amount of either hormone in each individual pill are what is referred to as monophasic pills such as Yasmin. Those containing two different dosages in one pack are called biphasic pills, like BiNovum. A triphasic pill will contain three different levels, like TriNovum, and lastly there is now also a multiphasic pill, Qlaira, which continues the trend of varying levels of hormones.
The important thing to remember with these oral contraceptives is that the pills must be taken at the right time and in order, otherwise their effectiveness drops and you might not be protected against pregnancy.Treatment : Dianette Microgynon Yasmin Marvelon Ovranette Cilest Loestrin Mercilon Binovum Brevinor Femodene Femodette Logynon Trinovum
The mini-pill differs in that it only contains progestogen while remaining as effective as the dual hormone treatment. The reason for this design is that some women are sensitive to the presence of oestrogen so a progestogen only pill is an effective alternative. These are taken every day to ensure their continued protection.Treatment : Micronor Cerazette Femulen Noriday
The contraceptive patch contains the same synthetic hormones as found in combination oral pills, but instead of these being ingested the patch slowly releases the hormones into the body through the skin. It's a popular form of protection for women who don't wish to take a daily pill, as the patch is applied weekly while offering the same amount of efficiency in terms of guarding against pregnancy.Treatment : Evra patch
Similarly to the contraceptive patch, the contraceptive ring releases hormones gradually to protect against pregnancy. The ring itself however is small and flexible and is inserted into the vagina where it needs to stay for a total of three weeks to provide protection as effective as the patch and oral contraceptives. This is a straightforward and easy method of guaranteeing protection.Treatment : NuvaRing
OnlineClinic offers numerous contraceptive treatments online, ranging from orally taken tablets and contraceptive patches, and are able to be purchased after a simple and confidential doctor's consultation. This serves to ensure that whichever treatment you choose is the safest and most effective option given your medical circumstances. Once approved by our doctors, your contraceptive treatment will be dispatched from our pharmacy and shipped to you overnight for free, or if you would like, on the same-day for a small charge.