Family Planning

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Contraception is free for most people in the UK. With 15 methods to choose from, you'll find one that suits you.

Contraceptive methods allow you to choose when and if you want to have a baby, but they don’t protect you from sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Condoms help to protect against STIs and pregnancy, so whatever other method of contraception you're using to prevent pregnancy, use condoms as well to protect your and your partner’s health.

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The Methods of Contraception

There are lots of methods to choose from, so don't be put off if the first thing you use isn't quite right for you; you can try another. You can read about each of the different methods of contraception by visiting these pages.

 Intrauterine Device (IUD)
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 Intrauterine System (IUS)
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 Contraceptive Implant
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 Contraceptive injection
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Do you feel confident to self-inject? The Sayana Press contraceptive injection could be for you

 Combined pill
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 Contraceptive patch
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 Vaginal Ring
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 Progestogen-Only Pill
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 Diaphragms and Caps
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Get It is a free and confidential service, facilitated by METRO, for young people aged 16-24 to access free condoms, advice on sexual health and/or chlamydia and gonorrhoea testing kits online

 Natural Family Planning

 Emergency Contraception
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Sexual Health

Both men and women need to look after their sexual health and take time to understand the issues that surround contraception and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

For instance, there are some STIs, like chlamydia, that you could be carrying without having any symptoms. This infection can affect fertility, so it's important to make use of the sexual health services available for free on the NHS.

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Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI).

Chlamydia is a bacterial infection, most commonly spread through unprotected vaginal, anal or oral sex. 75% of people infected with chlamydia don't have any symptoms.

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