My contraception

The condom and the pill aren't your only options

 
Long-Acting Contraception
 
Short-Acting Contraception
 
Emergency Contraception
 
Other Options

DID YOU KNOW?

  • 79% of women in Ireland are not aware of LARCs... 3

  • Currently the most widely used contraceptive method is...

  • The average age for first time sex is...

  • Approx. 60% of women on the pill do not take it properly... 2

  • 79% of women in Ireland are not aware of LARCs... 3

  • Currently the most widely used contraceptive method is...

Long-Acting Contraception

Long acting contraception is a range of highly effective contraceptive methods that last for an extended period of time. They include the hormonal IUS, the copper IUD, the hormonal injection, hormonal implant and sterilisation.

Short-Acting Contraception

Short-acting contraceptives are a range of contraceptive methods that are user dependent and need to be taken on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. They are highly effective if used correctly.  Short-acting contraception options include the pill, the patch, the ring, condoms, the cap and the diaphragm.

Emergency Contraception

Emergency contraception is a method of contraception that can prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex (e.g no contraception used or contraception has failed). 

Other Options

These are alternative contraceptive methods to short-acting and long-acting options and include a number of different fertility awareness methods.  It is very important to be aware that these methods are a lot less effective than short-acting and long-acting options.

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