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Fertility awareness (natural family planning)
Fertility awareness is a natural way to avoid getting pregnant. It means not having sex when you are fertile, but it is not as reliable as other forms of contraception. Learn more here.
A vasectomy is a surgical procedure that sterilises a man. Read more about the vasectomy procedure, what to expect and how soon a vasectomy will work.
Tubal ligation (or female sterilisation) is a permanent form of surgical contraception. Learn more here about the benefits, risks and alternatives.
Vaginal bleeding after sex
If you have any vaginal bleeding after sex you should visit your doctor or family planning clinic. Any bleeding from the vagina after menopause should be checked by a doctor.
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.
An abortion (termination) is the medical process of ending a pregnancy so it does not result in the birth of a baby.
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.
Male and female condoms are an excellent form of contraception that prevents most types of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unplanned pregnancy.
Vaginal bleeding caused by infection
Trusted information about vaginal bleeding caused by infection can be found on this page.