When deciding on what method of contraception to use there are many factors such as lifestyle, culture and age that have to be taken into account. To help you decide what method will be best for you and your circumstances make an appointment to speak to your GP or local sexual health clinic.
The different types of contraception are:
- Combined pill
- Contraceptive implant
- Contraceptive injection
- Contraceptive patch
- Emergency contraception
- Female condoms
- Female sterilisation
- IUD (intrauterine device, coil) – we recommend watching this short film with information on both types of ‘coil’.
- IUS (intrauterine system)
- Progestogen-only pill (POP, mini pill)
- Vaginal ring
- Natural family planning (fertility awareness)
Contraception after pregnancy/birth
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