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.
Your GP surgery and specialist sexual health centre's can offer a range of contraception.
Some pharmacies offer free emergency contraception to under 25s. It also available for over 25s to buy.
Condoms are an effective way at preventing the spread of STI’s. Free condoms are available for people 24 years and under at participating Pharmacies and Youth Services.
Find a contraception that suits you, so you can plan for the future and prevent unplanned pregnancies.
Information from the NHS about the options available and when to use them.