Emergency Contraception

If you have unprotected sex but do not wish to become pregnant, you may need emergency contraception. This is the term used for contraception used AFTER you have already had sex. There are several options available.

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Contraception Barrier Methods

Barrier methods are one group of options for contraception. Condoms are the most well-known type of barrier method. This leaflet signposts towards more information about these and the other barrier methods.

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Contraception after Having a Baby

Until your baby is 21 days old you cannot become pregnant. After that you will need contraception. There are many choices available.

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Contraception for the Mature Woman

Before your periods stop altogether, it is likely that your periods will become irregular and unpredictable.

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Contraception MethodsBirth Control

Contraception is the process of taking steps to ensure you do not become pregnant when you have sex. There are many options for doing this.

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Migraine and Combined Hormonal Contraception

If you have¬†migraine¬†with aura, you should not use combined hormonal contraceptives – which means the combined oral contraceptive (COC) pill (‘the pill’), the contraceptive vaginal ring (“the ring”) or the contraceptive patch (‘the patch’).

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Epilepsy and Contraception

It’s best to seek advice from a doctor or epilepsy nurse when you are planning to start using contraception or when considering starting a family.

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