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Contraception - Your Choices

Lasting And Reliable Contraception methods (LARCs)

Implant

A small, flexible rod which is placed just under the surface of the skin. Contains the hormone progestogen.
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Injection

Injection containing the hormone progestogen. Injected into a muscle every 8 or 12 weeks.
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Intrauterine device (IUD–also known as the coil)

Intrauterine device that is fitted into the womb.
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Intrauterine system (IUS)

Intrauterine device that is fitted into the womb. Contains progestogen only.
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Contraception myths - 'Its not natural is it?'

Fact

Think what ‘Natural’ means! It means probably being pregnant or breast
feeding from the time you start having sex to age 45! (Or not having sex unless
you are trying for a baby). In that time you could have 20 children, and be old and tired by the time you are 30

Facts: Did you know?

  • You can get pregnant, if you have sex during or at the end of your period or in the week your period has finished
  • You can get pregnant, if you have sex, but your boyfriend doesn’t ejaculate (cum)
  • You can get pregnant, if your boyfriend withdraws (pulls out) just before ejaculation
  • You can get pregnant; if it is the first time you have had sex
  • You can get pregnant, if you have stopped using the pill or injectable contraceptive and your periods haven’t come back yet
  • You can get pregnant, if the condom split or came off during sex or just after ejaculation
  • You can get pregnant, if you have taken emergency contraception, but have had sex again before you had your next period

You don’t have to have had a lot of sexual partners to get a sexually transmitted infection (STI). Sex just once with someone, who has an infection, can be enough.

Remember:

You can get pregnant even if you have only had sex once!

Futher contraception information: http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/contraception