Totalpharmacy.co.uk provides convenient access to contraception and period delay products through our online doctor service.
Lots of different methods of contraception are available in the UK. In order to find out more about your options, learn how different methods of contraception work and which is best for you, you can consult the introduction to contraception published online by the NHS. By entering your postcode into the search, you can find your nearest sexual health clinic where you can access sexual health services locally.
The My Contraception Tool, developed by Brook is also useful, as it provides an overview of various contraception options and may be useful when deciding which form of contraception is best suited to your lifestyle and health. A contraception guide is also published by the FPA.
The NHS has published lots of videos on sexual health, which feature real people and experts and may be useful for advice and information.
You can find out more about your pill, the advantages and disadvantages of different types of pill and get information which could be useful in situations such as having taken a pill late or having forgotten to take a pill on the combined pill and progestogen-only pill pages.
Contraception is available free for most people in the UK from many sources, including GPs, practice nurses, GUM clinics, sexual health services and community contraception clinics. However, if you find it difficult to organise and keep track of your regular prescription for oral contraceptives because you cannot see your GP at a time which is convenient for you, you could consider ordering your pill from our online prescriber service. When you have filled in the online safety check and placed an order for your required medication, our online prescriber will review your order and assess whether it is safe to supply.
If you would like a pack where you take one tablet every day even during your period, which can help you remember to keep taking your pill after the break week, look for packs marked with -ED.
If you are taking combined oral contraceptives there is an option to delay your period by taking two packs without a week-long break in between. If you use a different type of contraception, you can order a tablet to delay your period by up to 17 days. This may be useful for special occasions like holidays or weddings, or even exams. Our online prescriber will assess whether this tablet is right for you.
There are various delivery options including special delivery if you need to receive your order before 1pm the next working day. All orders are sent to you in discreet packaging.