Your contraception guide

Your contraception guide

Hello, and thank you for visiting the contraceptive guide!

“Where can I find methods to prevent pregnancy?”

“Which type of birth control is most suitable for me?”

“I’m under 16 – is it possible to receive birth control?”

This guide is here to answer any and all concerns you may have about the acquisition and use of contraception.

This article aims to provide helpful information to anybody interested in learning more about contraception or who may have a question regarding the technique they now use or are considering using in the future.

You will be able to learn about the many approaches provided by the NHS, where you can get them, and how to choose which method is likely to be most helpful to you.

Figuring out how to get about

If you are reading this page on a computer screen, you can access a complete menu for each component of the contraceptive guide by using the blue tabs that are located at the top of the page.

Try using the search bar at the top of the page if you’re having trouble locating the information you’re looking for; it searches the whole of the NHS website.

If you are reading this on a mobile device, you can access a list of all the subjects discussed in this tutorial by using the blue sections located at the top of the page.

Types of contraception
Types of contraception

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You may get started by learning about the many methods of birth control that are available to you, including their mechanisms of action, the types of people who can take them, and any potential adverse effects.

These approaches are as follows:

  • Diaphragms or capped diaphragms;
  • Combination pill;
  • Сondoms;
  • Contraceptive implant;
  • Сontraceptive injection;
  • Contraceptive patch;
  • Female condoms (How does the female condom work?);
  • IUD (intrauterine device or coil);
  • IUS (intrauterine system or hormonal coil);
  • The practice of natural family planning (fertility awareness);
  • Progestogen-only tablet;
  • Vaginal ring,

Two forms of contraception are considered to be permanent:

  • Female sterilization;
  • Male sterilization (vasectomy).

You may also educate yourself about emergency contraception, a form of birth control that can be used after sexual activity that was not protected, or if your regular method of contraception fails.

You may also get information regarding:

  • How effective certain forms of contraception are;
  • How effective other methods of birth control are.

You are determining which approach is best for you. The most likely to be successful for you will be determined by various criteria, such as your age, whether or not you smoke, your medical and family history, and any medications you use.

Find out more in the article Which approach is best for me?

Where you may get contraception and contraceptives during times of emergency

On the NHS, contraception is provided at no cost. Learn where you may get contraception, and then search using your postcode to locate:

  • General practitioners close by, sexual health clinics close by, pharmacy close by;
  • You can also find out where you may get emergency contraception, such as the “morning after pill” or the IUD (coil).

Common questions regarding contraception

Find the answers to some frequently asked questions about the acquisition and use of contraceptives, such as the following:

  • What to do if you’re on the pill and you’re sick or have diarrhea;
  • Using contraception after having a baby;
  • When your periods will come back after stopping the pill;
  • Whether you can get a sterilization reversal on the NHS

If you utilize the blue tabs at the top of the page, you may access more organized questions and answers under the headings “Worries and queries” and “Questions regarding the pill.”