Contraception helps you control if and when you become pregnant.

There are many types of contraception, so you can choose the right method for your lifestyle. Don't be put off if the first type you use isn't quite right – you can try another.

It’s important that you are comfortable using your chosen method, and that you know how effective it is.

Only condoms protect you from sexually transmitted infections (STIs) as well as pregnancy.

Contraception is free through the NHS. Some contraception can be bought over the counter, but most are available on prescription through your local sexual health clinic or GP.

Ask a clinician a question, join in discussions and share your experiences with others by joining our contraception forum.

You can order oral contraception now from SH:24 for free.


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