What is contraception?
Contraception is methods used to prevent pregnancy.
Author: Jonathan Meddings
First answered: 09 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 17 Oct 2018
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There are many different types of contraception, ranging from barrier methods including condoms and diaphragms, to hormonal contraception, including the Pill and implants or injection. If you are not planning on having children, or any more …
The sooner the morning-after pill is taken, the better. Best results happen when it is taken within the first 24 hours. It can be effective up to four days later, but by the fifth day it is not very effective at preventing pregnancy.
First, remove the condom. Then take emergency contraception as soon as possible. The sooner emergency contraception is taken, the more effective it is. You should also get checked for sexually-transmitted infections if you think you may be at …
Yes. Although the Pill is very effective, it is not 100% effective. You should use a condom in addition to the Pill if you really want to be sure you aren't going to get pregnant. Condoms also protect …
No. Only a very small number of women report the Pill giving them a low libido. If you feel this is the case for you, you can always try other brands.
You can get pregnant any time you have sex, even the first time. It is important to always use protection to prevent pregnancy and to reduce the risk of sexually-transmitted infections.
No. This is a very bad idea. Pulling out (withdrawal) is not an effective way to prevent pregnancy.
You can definitely get pregnant if you have vaginal sex in any position.