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Our most popular contraceptives: IUS v combination pill

Rated two of the most popular birth control methods by The Lowdown reviewers, it seems only fair that we bring you an informative piece comparing the IUS – or intrauterine system – and the combined pill. By doing so, we hope you grasp a better understanding on what might be the best one for you and your body.

My experience of the injection and fertility

The Lowdown was recently contacted by Shannon who came across our website when searching for other women’s experiences of coming off the contraceptive injection. As

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Can your contraceptive affect your mood?

Most women experience fluctuations in their mood throughout the month; one week you’re feeling calm and in control, the next you’re crying over an episode

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What is Natural Progesterone?

You’ve most likely heard of progesterone when it’s discussed alongside oestrogen, as one of the two main female sex hormones that control your cycle. So

An introduction to your hormones and menstrual cycle

In order to understand how contraception affects our bodies – we first need to make sure we understand how our bodies work naturally, without any contraception interfering with things. If you haven’t thought much about the hormones that control your menstrual cycle since ‘The Talk’ in Year 8, then read on.