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.
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.
Until your baby is 21 days old you cannot become pregnant. After that you will need contraception. There are many choices available.
Before your periods stop altogether, it is likely that your periods will become irregular and unpredictable.
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.
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’).