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Contraception

There are many different methods of contraception. Your GP will discuss your choices with you to find the type that will work best for you.

Contraception is free for most people in the UK and allows you to choose when and if you want to have a baby. The only way to help protect yourself against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is to use a condom every time you have sex. Other methods of contraception prevent pregnancy but don't protect against STIs.

External Websites:

Contraception explained - NHS Choices

Videos from NHS Choices

Dr Tina Peers, consultant in contraception and sexual health, explains how teenage girls can find the right type of contraception.

 

Teenagers say what they think about contraception and pregnancy, and experts describe how becoming pregnant or catching an STI can affect your life and your body. (Video courtesy of Making Sense of Health.)