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Your body, your lifestyle, your contraception

What’s right for me?

What are my choices?

How do
I change?

Not sure where to start?
Then follow our 3 simple steps above to help you decide what contraception may be the best for you and your needs.

Download a PDF of all the contraceptive choices
There are some tests you don't want to pass - view our infographic to find out more

This infographic is based on the results of an online contraception survey commissioned and funded by MSD and conducted by NUS Services in May 2015 among 1,364 female students in the UK aged 18-24 years.

Watch the contraception choices interview with Dr Radha

In the UK we’re lucky enough to have around 15 different methods of contraception which means you can choose one that suits your body and your lifestyle.

Talk choice will give you information to help you talk to your doctor or nurse and choose the best contraception for you. If you have any concerns or worries about anything to do with your contraceptive, speak to your GP, practice nurse or family planning clinic. You can also visit the Family Planning Association (FPA) website for information and advice: www.fpa.org.uk

Getting the method right is important and there are many more contraceptive options other than condoms and 'the pill'. If contraception doesn't fit with a woman's lifestyle it might not be used properly, increasing the risk of unplanned pregnancy. Around half of pregnancies in the UK are still unplanned despite over three quarters of women under 50 using some form of contraception.

Thinking about alternatives to the pill?
Happy with your current contraception? Find out what's right for you.
Not sure where to start? Have a look at some conversation starters.
Unsure who to talk to? Here are some tips.
Is that True? Check out some common Myths.

The talk choice website supports national guidelines that recommend women requiring contraception should be given information about and given a choice of all contraceptive methods, including long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) methods (such as the intrauterine device [IUD], contraceptive injection, intrauterine system [IUS] and contraceptive implant).

“Contraception is a normal part of modern life but it isn't being given the time and attention it deserves. We need to start talking about and offering choice so that women have a method that suits their lifestyle and are effectively protected against unplanned pregnancy.”
Dr Anne Szarewski, Associate Specialist in Family Planning at The Margaret Pyke Centre

 

 

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Job code: WOMN-1160817-0000

Date of preparation: September 2015

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