What contraception should I use?

There are loads of different methods of contraception to choose from so it’s important that you find the one that’s right for you. Contraception is FREE and there are loads of professionals that you can talk to about your contraceptive choices such as:

Contraceptive choices (for females)

There are many types of FREE contraceptive methods available to help prevent pregnancy and talking to a nurse, doctor or pharmacist is a great way to find the right one that suits you.

How does contraception work: A woman can get pregnant if a man’s sperm reaches one of her eggs. Contraception tries to stop this happening by keeping the egg and sperm apart or by stopping the woman producing eggs.

What should you do if...

  • You don’t like the method of contraception you are using. Go back to the clinic, school / college nurse or GP surgery to change it. Don’t just stop using it!

If there is an emergency with your contraception, there are Walk-In clinics at Riverside Health Centre every Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri from 3pm-5pm, and on a Saturday from 11pm-2pm.