Contraception is a way of preventing pregnancy

There are many different methods of contraception for you to choose from.  Use our contraception tool or click on the images below to find one that suits you best.   You can also check out some common myths here too.

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Contraception after giving birth

Your fertility can return quickly after giving birth. Contraception might well be the last thing on your mind but many unplanned pregnancies happen in the first few months after childbirth so even if you’re not interested in sex straight away, it’s best to be prepared.

You can get more information and advice on contraception after giving birth HERE

Still not sure?

Additional in depth information is available from the Family Planning Association (FPA) or you can talk to your GP/contact your local sexual health clinic.


There are many myths and misconceptions around contraception, this section will help you to understand the truth about contraception.

The pill will make you fat

Research has shown that the pill does not cause significant weight gain. If you do notice a change in your weight and water retention is thought to be the cause, changing the pill might help. Having a healthy lifestyle, eating well and exercising regularly can help keep your weight stable.

It is not normal to have no periods

It is perfectly safe to have no periods. Some contraceptives do not allow the lining of the womb to build up so there is no blood to come away.

Using contraception makes it harder to fall pregnant when you stop

After stopping contraception you can expect your fertility to return almost immediately except in the case of the contraceptive injection where it can take up to a year to return.

Young women cannot have a coil

Most can use the coil including those who have never been pregnant.

The pill will give you cancer

The pill may cause a slight increase in breast cancer but on the whole lowers the risk of cancer by reducing the risk of ovarian and womb cancers.

What about STIs?

Most methods of contraception do not protect from sexually transmitted infections. The best way to protect yourself and your partner(s) is to use a condom each time you have sex.

What if I become pregnant?

Very few people become pregnant whilst using contraception per guidelines. If you think you might be pregnant you can do a pregnancy test and/or seek medical advice to discuss your options.