How can I decide which contraception method is best for me?


There are lots of methods available so you’ll need to think about what’s important to you right now. You’ll need to think about how often you want to remember to take it, whether it suits you and your lifestyle and how much you do not want to get pregnant right now (this may help you choose a method that has the lowest failure rates like the long acting reversible methods).

Some methods will also not be recommended for a variety of factors including your age, medical and family history, medication interactions, your body mass index (BMI) and if you smoke. Long acting reversible contraception or LARC are often recommended by medical professionals. They are totally reversible, won’t affect your fertility, are safer than the pill or condoms in preventing unwanted pregnancy, and last for up to 10 years. For more information on the different methods available and links to tools which can help you in choosing the right method for you, visit our contraception pages.