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Contraception options

Trusted information on contraception options including the different methods, using contraception after having a baby, effectiveness, and stopping using it.

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Contraceptive implant

A contraceptive implant is inserted under your skin and offers an effective, convenient, long-term contraception option, safe for use by most women.

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Contraceptive injection

The contraceptive injection, containing the hormone progestogen, lasts for up to 3 months. It is given into your buttock or the upper arm.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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Diaphragm (contraceptive device)

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

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Oral contraceptives

Links to trusted information about oral contraceptives.

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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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Mini pill (progestogen-only pill)

Progestogen-only pill (mini pill)

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