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Healthy Young People Southwark
A health and wellbeing service for under 25s in Southwark provided by Brook and Change, Grow, Live (CGL) and funded by Southwark Council.
Contraception refers to methods that are used to prevent pregnancy. There are many different types, but condoms are the only method that also protect you from sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Long-acting reversible contraception are the most effective methods of contraception as they don’t rely on you remembering to take them everyday – these methods include, the IUD, IUS, implant and the injection.
Contraception is free on the NHS so you don’t have to pay anything when you attend a HYP service.
Click on the different types to find out more about each method on the Brook website:
Use Brook’s contraception tool to find out which method is best for you.
If you forget to take your regular method of contraception or if the condom has split, don’t panic! If you act fast and can get emergency contraception within 5 days you should be able to prevent pregnancy – watch this video to find out more about the two methods of emergency contraception; the IUD and the emergency contraceptive pill: