Unfortunately using the Pill as a method of contraception only stops pregnancy and not STI’s like HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, and Herpes etc. The Pill can also have some side-effects, such as weight changes, some tenderness in your breasts and a small minority of girls who take the Pill report some skin problems. The Pill needs to be taken regularly – set your phone alarm or get into a routine – and even one missed Pill can cause pregnancy (eeek). The Pill needs to be prescribed by your doctor so chat with them first about the different brands and which one is right for you.
The advice provided in this material is general in nature and is not intended as medical advice. If you need medical advice, please consult your health care professional.