There are many types of contraception that can help you control if and when you become pregnant.

The first type you try may not be quite right, you may try a few methods before you find one that suits your lifestyle.

Regular contraception and emergency contraception is free through the NHS and is available through your local sexual health clinic, GP or some pharmacies. You can also order oral contraception (the pill) and emergency hormonal contraception (the morning after pill) online from SH:24 for free.

Which method?

These tools are here to help you decide which method may suit you best.

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Choose two contraceptive options to compare side by side.

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Answer a simple set of health questions to check which methods are likely to be most suitable for you.

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Learn how each method works, side effects, benefits and FAQs. Use these filters to narrow your options.

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