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If you would like to talk to someone about a sexual health issue, you can call the national sexual health helpline free on 0300 123 7123. Your call will be treated with sensitivity and in strict confidence. The Sexual Health Helpline is open from 9am-8pm, Monday-Friday. Read more here

Contraception

There are many different types of contraception. For information about one that will suit you and your lifestyle, click on the below links:

NHS Choices

Family Planning Association

SH:24

Routine contraception also available form your local GP.

 

Emergency contraception

If you have had sex without using contraception or not used a method properly, such as missing pills, or a condom splitting then you may need emergency contraception. Emergency Hormonal contraception can be taken up to 72 hours after unprotected sex. Some pills can be used up to five days afterwards. A copper coil can be inserted up to five days afterwards to prevent implantation.

If you think you need emergency contraception please visit the Herefordshire Sexual Health clinic or your GP ASAP.

Pharmacies that supply free Emergency Contraception

NHS Choices

Family Planning Association

SH:24

 

Condoms

Condoms can prevent pregnancy as well as being the best way to reduce the risk of transmission of STIs. Condoms are a reliable method of contraception if used correctly and consistently every time you have sex, including oral sex. They need to be worn from the start of all sexual activity. If using lubrication, it should be water based as oil based lubricant can split condoms.

Family Planning Association

SH:24 - female

SH:24 - male

 
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