Contraception

Get Informed Advice and Contraceptives Free of Cost with Pharmacy First.

Our experienced pharmacists are here to guide you through birth control options.

What are Oral Contraceptives?

Oral contraceptives, commonly known as birth control pills, are medications taken by mouth to prevent pregnancy. Categorised as hormonal birth control, these contraceptives usually consist of a combination of synthetic oestrogen and progestin or progestin alone.

Can I get Oral Contraceptives with Pharmacy First?

The introduction of Pharmacy First has enhanced the convenience and availability of oral contraceptives. In the past, we could only offer refills to those already prescribed birth control pills.

Now, with Pharmacy First, we are authorised to dispense oral contraceptives for the first time without requiring a GP’s visit. This substantial shift enables you to acquire birth control pills directly from us, simplifying the process and eliminating the necessity for additional appointments.

How Can Pharmacy To My Door Help?

Our experienced pharmacists are here to provide guidance on choosing the right contraceptive method tailored to your health and lifestyle. Through Pharmacy First, you can access a range of contraceptives at no cost.

Progesterone-Only Pill (POP)

  • Also known as the mini-pill, the POP contains only progestin, a synthetic form of progesterone. It primarily works by thickening cervical mucus, impeding sperm movement, and sometimes suppressing ovulation. Ideal for women who may experience side effects from oestrogen or those who are breastfeeding.

Contraceptive Patch

This method involves applying a small, adhesive patch to the skin, usually on the upper arm, buttocks, or abdomen. The patch releases both oestrogen and progestin hormones into the bloodstream, preventing ovulation and thickening cervical mucus. It offers convenient weekly application but requires proper placement and rotation for effectiveness.

Combined Pill

Combining synthetic oestrogen and progestin hormones, the combined pill is taken daily to inhibit ovulation, thicken cervical mucus, and alter the uterine lining to deter implantation. Available in various formulations, it allows for flexibility in hormone levels to address individual needs and minimise side effects. Consistent, daily administration is required for efficacy, making it a popular and reversible contraceptive option.

Understanding the specific cause aids in devising an effective treatment plan.

Pharmacy First can be easily accessed online by the residents of Shipston-on-Stour and surrounding areas, including Wellesbourne, Bloxham, Chipping Campden, Chipping Norton, Banbury, Warwick, Brailes, Warwickshire, Moreton-in-Marsh, Kineton, and Stratford-upon-Avon.

Contact us to schedule an online consultation today.

Wondering what will work best for you? 

Don’t hesitate – speak to our pharmacist for personalised advice on sinusitis relief!

What are some effective home remedies for Sinusitis?

Sinusitis can be caused by various factors, and it’s important to identify these triggers for personalised care.

Humidification

Use a humidifier to add moisture to the air.

Warm Compresses

Apply warm compresses to alleviate facial pain.

Hydration

Maintain adequate fluid intake.

Saline Nasal Irrigation

Rinse nasal passages with a saline solution.

Rest

Allow your body ample time for rest and recovery.

Wondering what will work best for you? 

Don’t hesitate – speak to our pharmacist for personalised advice on sinusitis relief!

FAQs

Our pharmacists offer personalised consultations to understand your needs, lifestyle, and health, guiding you to the most suitable option.

Our pharmacists offer personalised consultations to understand your needs, lifestyle, and health, guiding you to the most suitable option.

No, emergency contraception is designed to prevent pregnancy, not terminate it. It’s crucial to use emergency contraception as soon as possible after unprotected intercourse.

Absolutely! Pharmacy First at Pharmacy To My Door includes consultations with our pharmacists, who can prescribe, when clinically necessary, contraceptive options under a Patient Group Direction (PGD). 

Different methods vary in effectiveness. During consultations, our pharmacist will provide detailed information on the effectiveness of each option, helping you make an informed decision.

Yes, we prioritise your privacy. Our discreet delivery service ensures that your contraceptive choices are delivered securely to your doorstep without compromising confidentiality.