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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.
Diaphragm (contraceptive device)
The diaphragm sits inside the vagina and prevents sperm reaching the womb. It’s less effective than other methods of contraception.
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.
There are many methods of contraception. Here's how to choose the right one for you, considering things like effectiveness, safety and convenience.
If you have an unplanned pregnancy, it’s normal to feel several emotions. You might feel shocked, delighted or anxious – all are normal. This article will help you decide what to do.
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.
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.
'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.