Contraception

Contraception

Health

There are a variey of methods of contraception available including barrier methods, hormonal methods and natural methods but there is no method of contraception that is 100% effective so make sure that you don’t incresse the risk further by incorrect use.

Some methods are much more reliable than others. Some contraceptives have side effects which depend on the person. No matter what the method you chose you need to see a GP to enure it is right for you.
In emergencies the morning after pill is available from the Student Health Unit. this should be taken within 72 hours of having sex, i.e. the sooner it’s taken, the more effective it is.

You can learn more about contraception at Think Contraception

Abstinence

Abstinence is the avoidance of sexual intercourse. Abstinence is the only 100% effective way to prevent STIs and unwanted pregnancy.

A woman can still get pregnant

  • If a man pulls out “in time”
  • During her period
  • If it’s her first time
  • At any time in her menstrual cycle
  • In every position
  • If she washes the inside of her vagina after sex

There are a variey of methods of contraception available including barrier methods, hormonal methods and natural.
No method of contraception is 100% effective so make sure that you don’t incresse the risk further by incorrect use.
Some methods are much more reliable than others. Some contraceptives have side effects which depend on the person. No matter what the method you chose you need to see a Gp to enure it is right for you.
In emergencies the morning after pill is available from the Student Health Unit. this should be taken within 72 hours of having sex,i.e. the sooner it’s taken, the more effective it is.

The Coil
Combined Pill
Progestogen-only Pill

The Dam

Diaphragm (“cap”) with spermicide
Male Condom
Female Condom

The Patch

Artice by
Chris Newell