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Contraception

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What is contraception?

Contraception is the broad term used to describe methods which can assist in preventing a pregnancy. The type of contraception you choose depends on your personal circumstances –your age, your way of life, your health and the need to avoid sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Different methods suit different people, so before making a decision it is a good idea to look at the range of options available and find out about their advantages and disadvantages. Your contraception options include; hormonal methods such as  the pill, vaginal ring, implants and  injections; barrier methods such as the male condom, female condom or diaphragm-cap; intrauterine methods such as the IUD or IUS; permanent methods such as female sterilisation (tubal ligation) or vasectomy; and emergency methods such as the emergency contraceptive pill/morning after pill or IUD. 
While most contraceptives, when used correctly, offer between 95 to 99.9 per cent effectiveness, no one method of contraception is 100 per cent reliable.
Your choice should also take into account that only condoms offer protection against both STIs and unplanned pregnancies.

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Oral contraception

Long-acting contraception

Short-acting contraception

Permanent Contraception

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