Hi bhebs23 - I will just add a little to Laura Jane's comments on contraception. If you have a Family Planning Centre near you they can go through all your options in detail. Otherwise visiting a women's health doctor or nurse is another option. Many GPs have done family planning training - like the GPs at the PBB Health Centre.
Other options of contraception include:
- Diaphram - like the condom the diaphram is a barrier method of contracteption. The diaphram is generally made with latex and is spring loaded. It is placed inside the vagina and prevents sperm reaching the cervix.
- IUD - this is a T-shaped device that is inserted inside the uterus and is left in place for long term contraception. It is highly successful at 99.2% effectiveness. You would need to talk to a doctor experienced in inserted IUDs.
- Implanon - this is a hormonal form of contraception that is inserted under the skin of your upper arm. It is rod shaped and is made from a hormone called progestogen.
I hope you find this information helpful