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Condoms

Male and female condoms are an excellent form of contraception that prevents most types of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unplanned pregnancy.

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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.

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Contraception options

There are many methods of contraception. Here's how to choose the right one for you, considering things like effectiveness, safety and convenience.

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Diaphragm (contraceptive device)

The diaphragm sits inside the vagina and prevents sperm reaching the womb. It’s less effective than other methods of contraception.

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Contraceptive injection

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.

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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).

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Mini pill (progestogen-only pill)

The 'mini pill' is a type of contraceptive. It contains only one hormone and you can use it while breastfeeding.

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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.

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Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a tablet you can take daily to reduce your risk of infection if exposed to HIV. Learn more about its benefits and risks here.

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Safe travels! 10 tips for a healthy holiday

Travel can be great, but there are some risks involved, especially overseas. Make the most of your holiday and have a safe trip by using these health tips.

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