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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 person's lifestyle it might not be used properly, which can increase the risk of unplanned pregnancy.

'The treatment I have received from all the staff has been excellent and could you extend my thanks to them all. A very thankful and relieved patient'.

Patient, Dermatology Outpatients Department, University Hospital of North Durham