Male and female condoms are an excellent form of contraception that prevents most types of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unplanned pregnancy.
Why contraception fails - and how to choose a method that works
New research shows that 4 in 10 women who get pregnant unintentionally are using contraception — which is why it's vital to choose the right method for you.
There are many methods of contraception. Here's how to choose the right one for you, considering things like effectiveness, safety and convenience.
Diaphragm (contraceptive device)
The diaphragm sits inside the vagina and prevents sperm reaching the womb. It’s less effective than other methods of contraception.
The contraceptive injection, containing a synthetic version of the hormone progestogen, lasts up to 3 months. It is given into your buttock or upper arm.
Chlamydia is one of the most common STIs in Australia. Find out how you can help avoid it and when to get tested.
Chlamydia treatment and prevention
Chlamydia can be treated easily with antibiotics. Find out how chlamydia is treated and prevented.
PrEP, the pill that can stop HIV infection, on PBS from April 1
A drug that can prevent HIV infection known as pre-exposure prophylaxis, or 'PrEP', is to be added to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).
Penis irritation and inflammation can occur for several reasons. Learn more here about this condition, its treatment and how to prevent it.
Contraceptive vaginal ring
The vaginal ring is an effective hormonal contraceptive method that works in the same way as the pill. It can also help control your periods.