There are 15 methods of contraception available in the UK. Find out what they are, how to use them and the advantages and disadvantages of each method.

Watch a video: expert advice for teenage girls about what types of contraception are available.

Long-acting reversible contraception (LARC)

These methods don’t rely on you remembering to take them or use them.

Hormonal methods

Barrier methods

Barrier methods of contraception prevent sperm from meeting an egg.

My contraception tool

How do you make sure you choose the best contraceptive method for you?

The sexual health charity FPA have designed a tool that will help you decide:

Emergency contraception

If you have had unprotected sex, that is sex without using contraception, or think your contraception might have failed, you can use emergency contraception.