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Contraception advice and Emergency Contraception

If you're having sex and don't want to get pregnant it's important to choose the right contraception for you. There are lots of methods to choose from, some are pills that are taken every day and some are longer acting such as the implant, the injection and the coil, which is fitted just inside the womb. Each method of contraception has some advantages and disadvantages so it's helpful to find out about all your options so that you can make the best choice.  When contraception doesn't fit with a woman's lifestyle it might not be used properly, which can increase the risk of unplanned pregnancy.

'I feel it is important to relay my experience back to let the staff know they are doing a brilliant job! I would like them to know I appreciated all they did for myself, my family and our beautiful baby girl.'

Patient, Labour Ward, Darlington Memorial Hospital