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Oestrogen-free hormonal contraception

Oestrogen-free hormonal contraception


Louise Cadman
Senior Research Nurse/Family Planning Nurse
Cancer Research UK

Oestrogen-free hormonal methods have no age limit (even in smokers), can be used during lactation and are safe for women at risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). This article explores some of the oestrogen-free hormonal contraceptives currently available.
There are five main types of oestrogen-free hormonal contraceptive:

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