Which COCPs should I take?
You should discuss this with your doctor. Your doctor will discuss with and guide you on the choices, taking into consideration your personal medical histories, your personal preference, needs, and concerns.
How to start COCPs?
- If you start taking the tablets from day 1 of your menstrual period, this will protect you immediately from pregnancy, and you don’t need additional contraception methods.
- If you start on day 2-5 of your menstrual period, you will need an additional contraception method such as a condom for seven days for effective prevention of pregnancy.
If you are switching COCPs pills from another type of COCPs or other forms of contraception, please speak to your doctor beforehand.
What happens if I missed my pills?
Do consult your doctor if you missed your pills. This might render the medicine ineffective.