You've probably heard of the pill. It's been around since the 1960s and is still the most popular form of female contraception. In Western European countries, the acceptance of oral contraceptives ranges between 15% and 40% among women of childbearing age, depending on the country. Although there are lots of different sorts of pill with different associated benefits, they can mainly be grouped into two types: the Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill and the Progestogen-Only Pill (sometimes called the "mini‐pill"). We'll explain the difference below.
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