Short term contraception

Male condom

The male condom is a very thin rubber or plastic sheath that goes over the penis.  It only needs to be used when you have sex.

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Female condom

A thin plastic sheath that the woman places into and around the entrance of her vagina. It only needs to be used when you have sex.

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Pill

Oral pill that provides on-going protection when taken daily

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Mini pill

The oral mini pill provides on-going protection when taken at the same time, every day.

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Injectables

An injection that provides two-three months contraceptive protection

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Diaphragm

The diaphragm or ‘cap’ is a soft thin small rubber cap that fits inside your vagina and only needs to be used when you have sex.

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Emergency contraception

Pill or IUD which helps to prevent a pregnancy when taken up to five days after unprotected sex.

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Compare methods

A comparison of all of different methods, looking at how long the contraceptive protection lasts and how well they work at preventing a pregnancy.

Compare Methods