There are different contraceptive methods: this section will help you understand how they work, how effective they are, and their main advantages and disadvantages.

How do I choose a method?
Various methods of contraception may be employed to prevent pregnancy, by both males and females. No contraceptive is 100% safe except abstinence. And remember contraceptive methods do not necessarily provide protection against STIs!

You should consult with your medical practitioner to determine which contraceptive method best suits your needs.

Some of the things you might think about are:

  • If you want to get pregnant soon, in a few years' time, or not at all.
  • What contraceptive method best suits your particular lifestyle.
  • Whether you or/and your partner want to use a contraceptive daily or just every time you want to have sex.