A Doctor's Guide to Contraception and What's Right for You


Stocksy/Viktor Solomin

As a woman, taking steps not to become pregnant is something that most of us have to consider at some stage of our lives. There are many different options available each with medical and lifestyle factors to take into consideration, but broadly speaking, there is an option available to suit the needs of most of us.

The main factor I discuss with patients in GP practice is firstly, no method is 100% effective and each method needs to be used correctly for them to work optimally; in other words, there is no point liking the idea of taking the pill, if you're the sort of person who has a tendency to forget to take it! I'm going to take you through all the most common methods to help you find the one you think suits you best, you can then chat to your own GP about the options in more detail.