Contraception is a term used to describe methods that can be used to prevent pregnancy. Some methods, such as condoms, can also prevent the passing of STI’s. There are many different methods of contraception and the type that works best for you depends on your health and circumstances.
The majority of contraceptive methods are temporary and preventative, such as:
Other preventative methods include the cervical cap, vaginal ring, spermicide, injections, the contraceptive sponge and contraceptive patch.
Where emergency contraception is required, the most common form is the pill commonly called the ‘morning after pill’ although some types can be taken up to five days after unprotected sex. As well as being preventative, the IUD can also be fitted as emergency contraception within 5 days of unprotected sex.
Permanent methods of contraception, known as sterilization, are available for both men (vasectomy) and women. Both offer more than 99% protection against pregnancy.
If you want to discuss your options with one of our doctors with full confidentiality, please call 02074991581to book an appointment or fill out the online booking form.