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Contraceptive services are confidential and free for most people in the UK.

We have a list of contraceptive methods for you to choose from, but they do not protect you from sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Condoms help to protect against STIs and pregnancy, so whatever other method of contraception you are using to prevent pregnancy, use condoms as well to protect you and your partner’s health.

You can get contraception free from Sexual Health Outreach for Young People (SHOUT 4YP) by calling or texting one of our nurses:


07943 510 643


07943 510 641


07484 543 904

or visit them at their clinic.

The methods of contraception

With 15 methods to choose from, you will find one that suits you. So do not be put off if the first one you use is not quite right for you. Just try another one. You can read about each of the following methods of contraception by visiting NHS Choices.

  • combined pill
  • progestogen-only pill (mini pill)
  • condoms (female)
  • condoms (male) 
  • contraceptive implant
  • contraceptive injection
  • intrauterine device (IUD)
  • intrauterine system (IUS)
  • contraceptive patch
  • diaphragms
  • natural family planning
  • vaginal ring
  • caps