KNOW YOUR OPTIONS

THE IUS

The Hormonal Coil is a small, soft T-shaped plastic frame that releases low levels of a progestin hormone for up to 3 to 5 years. It is given with a prescription and placed in your womb by a doctor or nurse.

THE IUS

THE IUD

The Copper Coil is a small, T-shaped plastic frame that has a copper wire. It is given with a prescription and placed in your womb by a doctor or nurse, where it prevents pregnancy for up to 5 to 10 years.

THE IUD

THE IMPLANT

A small, flexible silicone rod that releases hormones for up to 3 to 5 years. It is given with a prescription and placed under the skin of your upper arm by a doctor or nurse. 

THE IMPLANT

THE PILL

A small tablet containing one hormone, or a combined pill containing two hormones, that is self-administered with a prescription and needs to be swallowed at the same time each day.

THE PILL

THE INJECTION

A shot containing hormone(s) that is given with a prescription and administered by a doctor or nurse every 1 or 3 months.

THE INJECTION

THE PATCH

A small, thin, skin-coloured plastic square that sticks to the skin and releases hormones. It is given with a prescription and can be self-administered once a week.

THE PATCH

THE DIAPHRAGM

A silicone cup placed in the vagina that prevents sperm from reaching the womb. Though some are fitted by a doctor or nurse, most are self-administered with a prescription up to 24 hours before sex.

THE DIAPHRAGM

THE RING

A small, flexible ring that is self-administered with a prescription and placed in the vagina, where it releases hormones for 3 weeks. 

THE RING

THE FEMALE CONDOM

An internal condom that works in the same way male condoms do, though it is placed in the vagina. It is self-administered and bought over the counter.

THE FEMALE CONDOM

THE MALE CONDOM

A sheath placed over the erect penis to stop sperm from reaching the vagina, it is also the only method that helps lower the risk of STIs. It is self-administered and bought over the counter.

THE MALE CONDOM

THE SPONGE

A small, round piece of foam with a nylon loop that is placed in the vagina right before intercourse. It is bought over the counter and is self-administered.

THE SPONGE

NATURAL PLANNING

Self-directed methods of avoiding pregnancy that include menstrual cycle tracking and body temperature measurements to identify fertile days.

NATURAL PLANNING

SPERMICIDE

Creams, films, foams, gels and suppositories that contain chemicals to stop or kill sperm. These are bought over the counter and are self-administered.

SPERMICIDE

WITHDRAWAL

Also known as ‘The pull-out method’, this self-directed method involves withdrawing the penis prior to ejaculation to avoid pregnancy.

WITHDRAWAL

FEMALE STERILIZATION

A medical procedure performed by a doctor or nurse that blocks the fallopian tubes and removes the possibility of pregnancy. 

FEMALE STERILIZATION

MALE STERILIZATION

A medical procedure performed by a doctor or nurse that blocks the tubes carrying sperm.

MALE STERILIZATION

#MYCONTRACEPTION

KNOW YOUR CONTRACEPTION AS WELL AS YOU KNOW YOURSELF

Pills can be forgotten, condoms can break, and finding the right contraception method for you can take some consideration.

We’re here to let you know that you’re not alone, and support is available to help you make decisions on your contraception.
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Is It Okay?

IS IT OK TO STOP TAKING THE PILL EVERY DAY?

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IS IT OK TO WONDER ABOUT HOW HORMONES AFFECT MY BODY?

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IS IT OK TO WANT TO STOP TAKING THE PILL EVERY DAY?

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IS IT OK IF THE RING FEELS LIKE IT COULD FALL OUT?

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IS IT OK TO SWITCH SPERMICIDE BRANDS?

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IS IT OK TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT THE NEEDLE?

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