Contraceptive options

There are many methods of contraception available to women and men. It’s important to choose contraception that fits your situation and lifestyle. This section tells you about different types of contraceptive choices for men and women. Some are long acting. It also tells you about emergency contraception.

It’s always a good idea to discuss your contraceptive choices with your GP, as you may need to experiment to find what works best for you.

Remember too that using ‘dual protection’ (condoms with another method of contraception) will help you to have safer sex. Plan ahead and carry contraception with you as the most common reason why people do not use contraception is because they had sex when they weren’t planning to or when they were unprepared.

Condoms offer the best protection from both an unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

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