The Combined Pill

The combined pill represents one of the most popular forms of contraception available on the market with some twenty three brands currently available. It is called the combined pill because it contains the hormones oestrogen and progestrogen which help prevent pregnancy in a combination of two ways. The pill prevents the release of an egg for fertilization within the womb a process known as ovulation. In addition to this, it thickens the mucus around the cervix, which makes it harder for sperm to reach the inside of the womb.