- No prescription needed
- Protection against pregnancy
Natural Cycles is a daily hormone free contraceptive.
Nature Cycles understand that there is no-one-size-fits-all for birth control. For some, hormonal contraception is a great option and experience no side effects. Others who can't take hormonal birth control or get unwanted side effects may choose a hormone-free option instead. Natural Cycles is not the only non-hormonal birth control method, however they are the first birth control app to be cleared by the FDA in the United States, and CE marked in Europe.
To use Natural Cycles you need to measure your basal temperature at least 5 days a week, when you wake up in the morning. If you forget to measure, the app doesn’t get any less effective, you might just get more red (fertile) days. For those with certain conditions that affect temperature, or those with irregular cycles, NC° Birth Control may also give more red days if it cannot easily find ovulation.
You can start using Natural Cycles straight away if you are already using a fertility awareness-based method or condoms. However if you are using a hormonal based contraception you’ll need to stop using before switching over. Hormonal birth control often works by stopping ovulation so will be unable to be used alongside Natural Cycles.
Is Natural Cycles safe?
Yes, Natural Cycles is safe. The effectiveness of Natural Cycles is supported by clinical evidence, which shows a typical use effectiveness rate of 93% and a perfect use effectiveness of 98%. Read more on the science behind Natural Cycles.
Please note Natural Cycles won’t protect your against sexually transmitted infections (STIs), only condoms can protect you from these.
How Natural Cycles works.
Natural Cycles is an app that uses an algorithm that determines your fertility status based on your basal body temperature. Each morning measure your basal temperature using the NC° thermometer and enter it into the app. The algorithm will then get to work. To read more on how the algorithm works click here.
What other contraception is available?
If Natural Cycles isn’t right for you our Online Doctor service could help. They offer a range of contraceptive pills. Simply select your contraception, answer a few simple questions. If appropriate, one of the clinicians will approve the prescription and you can have it delivered or pick it up in your local LloydsPharmacy.
If you’re not sure what you need you can click ‘help me choose contraception’ and we’ll recommend a range of contraceptive options to suit your needs. These recommendations will be based on your preferences, medical history and any side effects you’ve had in the past when using other contraceptives.
Features of Natural Cycles contraceptive 6-months subscription
- Effectively protects against pregnancy
- Available without a prescription
- Free from hormones
- 93% effective with typical use
- No side effects
- Works for regular and irregular cycles
- 1 x 6-month subscription code
- 1 x basal thermometer
- 1 x step-by-step guide
- Women of childbearing age
Warnings and cautions
- Keep out of the sight and reach of children
Delivery and returns
Click & Collect
- Free on all orders over £20
- £1.50 on orders up to £20
- Delivered in 3-5 working days if ordered before 6pm Monday - 6pm Thursday
- Delivered the following working Thursday if ordered after 6pm Thursday - 6pm Monday
*Please note: If your chosen pharmacy is in the North West, North East, Yorkshire, the Isle of Man, Channel Islands or Scottish Highlands and Islands your order will take an additional working day to these delivery times. To find out if your pharmacy is impacted click here.
- Free on orders over £30
- £2.99 for orders up to £30
- Delivered in 3-5 working days
- Free on orders over £60
- £4.99 on orders up to £60
- Delivered Next Day if ordered before 6pm Monday to Friday
- Delivered Tuesday if ordered after 6pm Friday to Sunday
Pharmacy Medicines delivery
Pharmacy Medicines will need to be signed for by someone aged 18 or over. If there isn't anyone in who can sign for your order, you can change your delivery date or redirect it to a local parcel shop using the courier's website or app.
Unfortunately, your order can't be left in a safe place or with a neighbour. The courier will try to deliver three times before they return it to us.
Purchasing in bulk/high unit volume
Please note that when purchasing high unit volumes of single lines (10+ units) that delivery promotions are null and void.
This is as a result of high volume orders not being able to be dispatched via our normal third party fulfilment.
As a result for any excessive bulk orders of single lines we will be in touch regarding your order to discuss further delivery costs that will be incurred.
If you're not completely satisfied with your order, you can return it to us within 28 days
Find out more about our returns policy click here