Sex should be consensual, fun and enjoyable but it’s a good idea to plan ahead and decide on a method of contraception that’s right for you and your lifestyle.
Not all young people are having sex, the average age for a young person in the UK to have sex for the first time is 16/17 but remember the decision to have sex is yours.
Most methods of contraception are for females; however contraception should be the responsibility of both partners.
Communication plays an important role in sex and relationships.
Contraception is important in preventing unplanned pregnancy/parenthood but it is also important to protect yourself from STI’s (sexually transmitted infections).
Remember contraception advice is free
and available to everyone
There are many different types of contraception available today. Some methods of contraception may not be suitable for everybody. Everybody is different, so it’s important to choose a method that you are comfortable with.
Thinking about contraception?
Unhappy with your current contraception?
Is there a more suitable method?
If you want a reliable method of contraception that you don’t have to think about daily, then maybe a LARC (Long Acting reversible method of Contraception) is an option for you.
Try Brook contraception tool and see which is best for you
Follow the links below to find out more about the different methods of contraception.