If you are going to have sex, using contraception is the best way to prevent pregnancy.
Most sexually active young women want to use a method that is safe, reliable and doesn't require too much thinking about and there are four methods that fit this description. Together they are known as LARC methods (this stands for Long Acting Reversible Contraception) and they are the implant, the injection, the IUS and the IUD.
Young women can get contraception, including condoms, pills, implants, injections and IUDs, for free, from:
Women of all ages, including young women, can get free contraception from:
Local GPs will prescribe the contraceptive pill. Some GPs are also trained to fit and remove implants and IUDs
Some local pharmacists can prescribe the contraceptive pill. You don't need to go to your GP or clinic to get a prescription; the pharmacist will do this for you.
These methods of contraception will prevent pregnancy but remember that you should always use a condom to protect you from STIs. Using both a condom and another method of contraception is known as Double Dutch.
Contraception and sexual health clinics in Manchester
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NHS Choices has lots of information about contraception. The doctors and nurses at the contraception and sexual health clinics will be happy to discuss your options with you.