The main points

The two main types of contraceptive pills available in Australia

The Pill (combined pill or oral contraceptive pill)

The Pill is a daily tablet (also known as the combined pill or oral contraceptive pill). The Pill contains two hormones – oestrogen and progestogen. These are similar to the hormones that are produced by the ovaries.

Progestogen only pills (sometimes called mini pill)

The progestogen only pill is a daily tablet. The progestogen only pill contains the hormone progestogen. Progestogen is similar to the hormone produced by the ovaries.