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Contraception options

There are many methods of contraception. Here's how to choose the right one for you, considering things like effectiveness, safety and convenience.

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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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Diaphragm (contraceptive device)

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

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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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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 a synthetic version of the hormone progestogen, lasts up to 3 months. It is given into your buttock or upper arm.

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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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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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Hormonal medicines and periods

Some forms of hormonal contraception (for example the oral contraceptive pill, IUD coil, and injection) may affect your menstrual cycle.

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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.

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