Contraceptive pills containing dairy

Hi to you all, I am new to this site,have been vegetarian for 20 years and turned vegan 6 months ago.Am finding the transition easy and they’ll be no going back.Feel so much happier.I have been on the pill for years and due to being vegan am checking all ingredients.I have had to come off the contraceptive pill as it has lactose in (luckily I have no partner at the mo)Just wondering if anyone knows if any pills are dairy free in case I need them in future or is the injection safe to have?

There is a vegan contraceptive pill, but I have no idea what it is called - There’s some details on the vegan society website here.

Bear in mind that many contraceptive pills (and injections, implants, HRT) are made from animal-derived hormones.

Personally, I don’t like the idea of taking unnecessary drugs, so I don’t! If a guy won’t use condoms, he gets the boot :wink:

As Robin Williams said: “The best form of contraception is to look down and laugh” :slight_smile:

Thanks Becka for the link,is very useful (liked the quote)! I agree with you I don’t really want to be taking unnecessary drugs, have felt quite tearful and anxious coming off these pills(must be side effects).I Have brought some strong evening primrose tablets hopefully will keep my hormones in balance.The doctors don’t tell you that side of it when they put you on them!

I love the quote… ehehehe But for me the best way for preventing pregnancy is the calendar method. 5 days before and 5 days after as they say… :smiley: