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'Morning after' pill (emergency contraception pill)
The 'morning after' pill is a type of emergency contraception that can be used within a few days of unprotected sex. It shouldn’t be used as regular contraception.
There are many methods and types of contraception. Some are easier to use or more effective than others — know how to make the best choice for you.
By practicing safe sex, you will prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infection (STIs) and minimise the risk of unplanned pregnancy.
Male and female condoms are an excellent form of contraception that prevents most types of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unplanned pregnancy.
An abortion (or termination) is the medical process of ending a pregnancy so it does not result in the birth of a baby.
Diaphragm (contraceptive device)
The diaphragm sits inside the vagina and prevents sperm reaching the womb. It’s less effective than other methods of contraception.
Intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD)
An intrauterine device (IUD) is a highly effective and reliable method of contraception. The two types available are the copper IUD and the hormonal IUD.
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.
The pill (combined oral contraceptive pill)
The combined oral contraceptive pill, usually called simply 'the pill', is an effective hormonal contraceptive method which can also offer other benefits.
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.