Hana is a daily contraceptive used to prevent pregnancy in women of childbearing age. It is an oral hormonal contraceptive that works primarily by preventing a woman’s egg cell from ripening. It also has an effect on cervical mucus, making it more difficult for sperm to enter the uterus. Hana only contains one type of female sex hormone: a progestogen called desogestrel, meaning it is a progestogen-only pill (POP).
In contrast to the combined pill, Hana can be used by women who cannot take oestrogens, or do not want to, and women who are breast-feeding. However, hormonal contraceptive, including Hana, do not protect your against HIV infection or any other sexually transmitted disease. Only condoms can protect you from sexually transmitted infections.
This product does not work as an emergency contraceptive. If it’s taken every day it will protect against pregnancy in the future.
Approved by Melanie King – Senior Pharmacist on the 09/08/2021. For more information, view our medical team