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The pill (combined oral contraceptive pill)

The combined oral contraceptive pill, usually called 'the pill', is a type of contraception (birth control) that can also help control your periods.

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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

Read about the contraceptive injection, a type of hormonal birth control that needs to be given every 3 months to prevent 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

Some types of contraception (birth control) are easier to use or more effective than others - know how to make the best choice for you.

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Intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD)

An intrauterine device (IUD) is a reliable method of contraception (birth control). Find out about the copper IUD and the hormonal IUD.

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Diaphragm (contraceptive device)

A diaphragm is a type of contraception (birth control). Find out about diaphragms, how to use them and how well they work to stop pregnancy.

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Contraceptive vaginal ring

Read about the vaginal ring - a type of contraception (birth control) that works in the same way as the pill and can help control your periods.

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Progestogen-only pill (mini pill)

The progestogen-only pill (POP) is a type of contraception (birth control) that is sometimes called the mini pill. Read about the types of POP.

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Inserting an IUCD

A coil or intra-uterine contraceptive device (IUD) is a contraceptive device. An IUD can be removed by your doctor. Read about how this method of contraception works and how a IUD is inserted.

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