The most common contraceptives used by young people are the pill and condoms. Condoms are the only form of contraceptive that offer protection against most STIs.

  • Contraceptives are what we use to prevent an unwanted pregnancy.
  • There is no 100% safe and effective method of contraception.
  • It is important to weigh up the advantages and disadvantages of each method and find one that meets your particular needs.
  • You can maybe ask your parents for advice on contraception before entering a relationship.
  • You can also go to your GP or Family Planning Clinic where there are professionals who can advice you on the method most suited to you.

Learn more about the different types of contraception