Condoms are the only
form of contraception that protect you from sexually transmitted infections! However,
they are only around 80% effective at preventing pregnancy, so we recommend using
them alongside another more reliable form of contraception.
There are two main types of the contraceptive pill, the combined pill ‘the pill’
which contains oestrogen and progesterone and the progesterone-only pill the 'mini pill' which contains just progesterone.
The patch is similar to
the 'pill' but instead of taking a pill every day, your body receives the
hormones through the skin.
The Vaginal Ring
The ring again works very
similarly to the combined pill but the hormones are delivered into the
bloodstream through the vaginal wall.
There are two types of coil: the Copper coil the IUD and hormone releasing coil the IUS.
The implant is a very small
flexible rod that sits under the skin and releases the hormone progesterone.
An injection is given every
13 weeks that contains progesterone.
Vasectomy is permanently
cutting the tube that carries sperm from the testicles.
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