The switch from 21/7 to continuous oral contraception is long overdue

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Wider use of continuous oral contraception, as opposed to 21/7 regimens, is long overdue, says sexual health physician Dr Terri Foran.


Q: Why are 21/7 Pill regimens still used so widely?

When they designed the Pill back in the 1950s, women had doubts about its efficacy, so the designers built withdrawal breaks in so that women got a nice little reassurance that it was working for them. There’s still a lot of misinformation out there that you need to have a period to be healthy. That&rsquo

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