If you are thinking about having sex the best way to prevent pregnancy is to use contraception.

Most methods of contraception will not protect you from sexually transmitted infections (STIs) so whatever method you choose you must also think about protection to avoid getting an STI. Remember, condoms prevent STIs and are absolutely  FREE - click here.

Even if you’re not planning on having sex yet, you can still find out about condoms so that when you are ready and need to use them you’ll feel comfortable with them.

There are lots of methods of contraception to choose from and different methods will suit different people. All contraception is free on the NHS in the UK, so you don't need to pay anything for it. If you're not sure which method you  wish to choose, just speak to a nurse or doctor, but below are links to more information.  Don't forget you can call the sexual health clinic at St Mary's on 01983 534202  for advice and we don't tell anybody.



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