The Pill

An Essential Guide

It is estimated that around 3.5 million women are using the contraceptive pill as their chosen method of birth control in the UK. The majority of these women do not fully understand how the contraceptive pill works or how best to take it to maximise its effectiveness. The Pill: An Essential Guide is a guide for women everywhere, dispelling the myths surrounding the pill and providing women with the information they need to make an informed choice about birth control. Using expert advice and the latest information, the book covers everything you need to know, from how the pill works and the different types available to facts about the pill’s effectiveness and how to request it. Common questions are answered and information is included on male oral contraceptives and the emergency contraceptive pill. Whether you’re thinking about using the pill or just want to know more about it, this book will arm you with all the crucial information you need to make the right decisions. Author: Jo Johnson


Chapter Headings

All About Contraception

Types of Contraception
The Contraceptive Pill

The Pill – Myths or Facts?

The Female Body
The Combined Pill Explained

The Mini Pill/Progesterone Only Pill (POP)

The Emergency Contraceptive Pill

Religious and Ethical Issues

The Law

Common Questions

The Male Oral Contraceptive Pill

Additional Information

Help List

Author Bio 

Jo Johnson is a writer and staff nurse with nine years of nursing experience, specialising in gynaecology, obstetrics and fertility. After the birth of her first child she embarked on a writing hobby, finding her nursing background a great pool of information that she could share with others.
Following the publication of articles in national magazines and online, she is now the author of non-fiction healthcare related titles.
Originally from Berkshire, Jo now lives in Hartlepool with her husband Shane, and two children, Emily and Daniel.


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