There are many types of contraception, and they all work in different ways to help prevent pregnancy. Condoms are your only defence against both pregnancy AND sexually transmitted infections. Free condoms are available from all of our clinics.
Condoms, when used correctly are the only form of contraception that protects you from sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unwanted pregnancy.
Free condoms are available from all of our clinics. The C Card scheme provides young people aged 19 and under with free condoms from other outlets, such as pharmacies and youth clubs.
Registering for a C Card includes a demonstration of how to put on a condom properly. Find local registration points →
There are many different types of contraceptive pill. You can find out which one is best for you by visiting your GP or contraceptive clinic. Find local clinics →
To get a diaphragm you need to visit one of our clinics as you need to be fitted with one by a doctor or nurse. Find local clinics →
These are long term contraception methods and are very effective at preventing pregnancy. They do not prevent infections.
Visit NHS Choices for more information on implants and injections.
The contraceptive patch sticks to a woman’s body and delivers hormones through the skin. Patches are worn for three weeks and you have a week off. The patches should be changed every week.
IUDs are small devices made of copper that can be fitted in the womb. IUS is similar to an IUD but it’s made of plastic and contains a hormone that is released locally in the body.
The vaginal ring is a small plastic ring which releases hormones and is placed in the vagina for 21 days at a time.
These are permanent methods of contraception. Talk to one of our sexual health advisors or you GP if you are considering being sterilised.
Not all clinics offer all of the types of contraception and remember that some types of contraception require two appointments. All contraception is free. Find your nearest clinic →
Want to talk to a human? Call our helpline 0300 790 0245 or visit one of our clinics.
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