Avoiding Unplanned Pregnancies

Different contraception methods suit different people. The best choice is what feels right for you and your partner, and what will be most effective in preventing an unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.

The oral contraceptive pill, contraceptive patch, vaginal contraceptive ring, contraceptive injection, and the IUD are all effective methods of contraception that may be a good option for women. You may want to consider non-hormonal contraceptive methods or natural methods if you think that the pill, patch, ring, IUD or injection aren’t the right contraceptive choice for you.

The above-mentioned contraceptive methods only work to prevent unwanted pregnancies. A (female or male) condom protects against sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The use of both together is considered dual protection.