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Contraception

Choosing the right method of contraception that works best for you can be difficult, but there are many effective methods to choose from. 

Contraception aims to prevent unwanted pregnancy.  There are hormonal and non-hormonal methods available, and all methods of contraception listed below are very effective if used carefully.

If you would like to find out more about contraception, discuss what would be best for you or to change your current method of contraception, make an appointment in our Nurse B Clinic (Sexual Health) or with any doctor.

All methods of contraception are available at the UEA Medical Centre and are FREE.

You can also find information on the Family Planning Association website

Your Guide to Contraception

Helping you choose the method of contraception that's best for you.  This leaflet shows the available contraceptive methods, explains how they work, how effective they are and the main advantages and disadvantages.

FPA your guide to contraception


Combined pills

More than 99% effective if used properly.  Useful for young healthy women, but unsuitable for those with high blood pressure and women over 35 who smoke.

FPA combined pill information


Progesterone only pills

Over 99% effective when used correctly.  Suitable for women who do not want, or cannot take oestrogen.

FPA progesterone only pill information


Contraceptive injections

More than 99% effective.  Contains a progesterone hormone that slowly releases into the body.  Useful if you forget to take pills!

FPA contraceptive injection information


Diaphragms/Caps

92-96% effective.  A device made of thin, soft rubber which is inserted into the vagina to cover the cervix.  They act as a barrier to sperm. 

FPA diaphragms and caps information


Implants

Over 99% effective.  An implant is a small, flexible rod placed under the skin.  Contains a progesterone only hormone which is slowly released into the body.  Each one lasts 3 years and is easily reversible.  Useful if you forget to take pills! 

FPA implants information


Condoms

When used very carefully, they can be 95% effective, but accidents and careless use can result in pregnancy.  Also offers protection against some sexually transmitted infections (STIs). 

FPA condom information


Intrauterine Device/IUD (coil)

Over 98% effective.  A small plastic and copper device which is fitted into the womb by your doctor.  Can be left for 5 to 10 years, depending on type. 

FPA IUD information


Intrauterine System/IUS

Over 99% effective.  A small plastic device which contains progesterone and is fitted into the womb by your doctor.  Lasts up to 5 years. 

FPA IUS information



 
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