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Contraception

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Contraception

What is contraception?

Answers to some commonly asked questions about ways of preventing pregnancy.

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Emergency

Emergency Contraception

Steps that you can take if your contraception fails.

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Coil

Coil - IUD

A small plastic and copper device placed in the womb.

Condom

Condoms

Thin latex or polyurethane sheaths designed to fit over an erect penis.

Contraceptive ring

Contraceptive ring

A plastic ring containing oestrogen and progestogen.

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Diaphragm

Diaphragm and Cap

Small silicone or latex bowl-shaped domes which fit inside the vagina.

Emergency

Emergency Contraception

Steps that you can take if your contraception fails.

Sterilisation

Female sterilisation

An operation to prevent women form conceiving.

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Female condom

Femidom

A condom that women can wear themselves.

Implant

Implant

An implant containing progestogen that works over time.

Injection

Injection

A contraceptive injection for women also known as depo-provera.

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IUS

Coil - IUS

A small plastic device containing hormones and placed in the womb.

mini pill

Mini pill

A course of tablets containing the hormone progestogen only.

Natural

Natural contraception

How you can reduce the chances of conception a natural way.

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Pill

Pill

A course of tablets containing oestrogen and progestogen

Patch

The patch

A sticky patch containing oestrogen and progestogen.

Vasectomy

Vasectomy

An operation to make men infertile.