Contraception helps to prevent unwanted pregnancy and there's no shortage of choice with 15 methods available. We’ve got information about the 13 methods for women and 2 methods for men to help you make an informed choice about the best contraception for your needs now. We've also got information on emergency contraception in case you’ve had unprotected sex. Unprotected sex might have happened because you've forgotten or chosen not to use any type of contraception or because you think your current method might not have worked (for example the condom slipped off or got damaged during sex).

In this section
  • Understanding contraceptive pill brands

    While there are only two types of contraceptive pill (COC and POP), there are many different brands of these pills. This contraceptive pill guide has been put together to help with the confusion this can sometimes cause for people being prescribed what appears to be a different type of contraception.

  • Methods of contraception

    With 13 methods of contraception for women and 2 methods for men, choosing the best method for you can be confusing. We've given lots of easy-to-understand information and videos on each of the different methods available, including how they work, where to get them, the advantages and disadvantages. From condoms to pills, patches to implants, and short-term to more permanent solutions – find the contraception that is right for you.

    Packets of condoms with two condoms that are undone
  • Which is right for me?

    Today, there are lots of different contraception methods available. While it’s great to have choice, it can be confusing and sometimes the amount of information is overwhelming. This page is designed to help you navigate through the options quickly and easily so you can find the best method for you at this point in your life.

    A doctor showing contraception methods to a young woman
  • Preparing for a contraception appointment

    Going to a contraception appointment may seem like a nerve-wracking experience, but don't worry, everyone is welcome and we won't judge you. If you want to feel more confident and prepared though, we've got some questions you may want to think about asking.

    Female patient in doctors office.
  • Myth busters

    When it comes to contraception, there's a lot of myths, misinformation and misunderstanding floating about. Do you think you know the facts from the fiction? Find out with our contraception myth busters.

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