Here at MUMS you will be offered unbiased advice about different contraceptives by either our GP or our Gynaecologist.
The Oral contraceptives have advantages which include reduction in period flow, improvement in period pain, acne and premenstrual symptoms. Evidence and Clinical trials suggest reduction in ovarian and uterine cancers in women who use Oral contraceptives.
The risks of the Pill will be discussed including the risk of deep vein thrombosis or DVT. The absolute risk of this is small but a thorough medical history will determine if there are risk factors for DVT. There is also a very small risk of Stroke or Heart problems but this risk is small and therefore it is important to see a medical professional who will guide you through the process.