Contraception advice poor

Women are not being given enough information and advice about contraception by their GPs, according to a new survey by Company magazine.

The research showed that 52 per cent of ladies have only ever been offered the pill, even though there are numerous other options available.

Some may be better suited to women’s lifestyles than others. For example, the patch or the injection may appeal to those who often forget to take the pill.

Those who want a longer-term solution could opt for the implant, which is inserted under the surface of the skin and left there for three years.

Company found that one in seven women have felt patronised by their doctor when discussing contraception.

One in three still don’t know about the other forms of contraception available.

Earlier this month, the contraceptive pill was named the 11th best invention of all time in a list compiled by Tesco Mobile.

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