The combined oral contraceptive pill helps periods become regular and predictable, and in some women in makes them lighter and less painful. The pill can also reduce the symptoms of pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) and acne.
There are studies that show the pill can protect the woman against certain diseases such as ovarian cancer and benign breast lumps. This protection may last up to 15 years after the pill is stopped.
The pill is widely available in Malta and once you have a prescription it is easy to obtain from pharmacies.