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Hertfordshire County Council

FYI contraception

What you need to know


Finding a method of contraception that suits you is an important way to plan for the future and prevent unplanned pregnancies.

The list below shows how often you need to use, replace or take each type of contraception.

Most methods don’t protect against sexually transmitted infections so always use a condom. Regular check–ups with your nurse or GP are also important to make sure you’re healthy.

Need emergency contraception?

Methods of contraception