Healthy lives for young people

CONTRACEPTION

Contraception refers to the methods that are used to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of contraception (condoms and internal condoms) can also be used to prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

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Methods of contraception
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    IUD ‘the coil’
    Contraception
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    IUS
    Contraception
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    Implant
    Contraception
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    Injection
    Contraception
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    Condoms (male)
    Contraception
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    Internal (or female) condoms
    Contraception
  • Unsure which one is right for you?

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    Emergency contraception
    Contraception
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    Combined pill
    Contraception
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    Progestogen-only pill
    Contraception
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    Patch
    Contraception
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    Diaphragms and caps
    Contraception
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    Vaginal ring
    Contraception
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    Emergency contraceptive pill
    Contraception
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    Sterilisation
    Contraception
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    Fertility awareness methods
    Contraception
  • Unsure which one is right for you?

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FAQ & Advice
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    Remembering to take your pill
    Contraception
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    Talking about condoms with your partner
    Contraception
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    How do I use a condom?
    Contraception
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    9 common mistakes when using condoms
    Contraception
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    Condom excuses (and comebacks!)
    Contraception
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    Myths about long-acting reversible contraception (LARC)
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Get contraception

Where can I get free contraception?

Contraception is FREE on the NHS for all ages so you won’t have to pay anything. You can get it from a range of places including Brook services, other young people’s services, GP surgeries, GUM or sexual health clinics and family planning services.

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This puts you at risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

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