There are different forms of contraception to choose from including the combined pill, progesterone only pill (mini pill), patches, injectables, implants and coils. Each option has its own advantages and disadvantages.

Find out more about options for contraception.

Heavy periods can be normal but if there is a change in your period pattern or they have become more intense recently it could mean you have an underlying condition such as fibroids, endometriosis or a pelvic infection.