Contraception and young people

WHAT METHOD IS RIGHT FOR YOU

Contraception

Contraception is a really important aspect of having after sex, and helps ensure that you won't get pregnant if you don't want to.

Condom (Barrier Method)

  • It's made of rubber or latex sheath traps sperm during sexual intercourse
  • 98% effective for male condoms and 95% for female condoms
  • Helps protect against STIs and HIV/AIDS

Combined Pill (Hormonal Method)

  • 1 pill consisting of hormones taken same time daily
  • prevents egg being released
  • prevents 99% if taken correctly
  • No protection against STIs or HIV/AIDS

Female Sterilisation (Permanent Method)

  • Fallopian tubes closed - which prevents egg and sperm meeting
  • For those who want a permanent method of contraception
  • over 99% effective
  • NO protection against STIs or HIV/AIDS

Whatever you use, use it correctly and safely