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Disadvantages:
Must remember to take it
Can be minor side effects
Not suitable for smokers over 35 years old
Rarely, causes blood clots, breast cancer
and cancer of the cervix

The Pill:

This is a hormonal contraceptive.
The pill contains progestogen & oestrogen (hormones).
These hormones stop ovulation, make the cervix mucus too thick for the sperm to swim through and thin the lining of the womb so an egg can't implant.
The pill can prevent pregnancy but NOT STIs

Advantages:
Can reduce bleeding and period pains
May protect against cancers
Reversible infertility

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Does It Work?
It is over 99%
effective
(Less than 1 in 100 women
using it will still get pregnant)

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