What types of contraceptive pills are there?

There are two main types of contraceptive pill, the combined pill and the mini pill. Both of these types of pills are over 99% effective in preventing pregnancy, but they differ in ingredients and who they’re suitable for.

Some contraceptive pills can do more for your health than just preventing pregnancy, and these benefits will play a role in helping you decide which pill is right for you. Some can help with heavy or painful periods, while others can reduce the symptoms of acne or PMS.