Family Planning

Contraception means prevention of pregnancy. There are a number of different methods and it is important to choose one that best meets your needs and circumstances. Considerations when choosing contraception should include accurate information about:

  • effectiveness in pregnancy prevention
  • health issues which may limit some choices
  • side effects of each methods

There are different methods of contraception, including:

  • long-acting reversible contraception, such as an implant, or an intra uterine device
  • hormonal contraception such as contraceptive pills – “the pill”,  the injection and vaginal rings
  • barriers methods, such as condoms and diaphragms
  • fertility awareness
  • emergency contraception
  • permanent contraception, such as vasectomy and tubal ligation.