Welcome to the contraception guide

  • “Where can I get Contraception?”
  • “Which method of contraception suits me?”
  • “I’m Under 16 – can I get contraception?”

Whatever questions you have about getting and using contraception, this guide can help.

It aims to give practical information to everyone who wants to know more about contraception, or who may have a question about the method they use or are thinking about using.

You can find out about the different methods available on the NHS, together with where to get them and how to decide which method might work best for you.

Which is best for me?

Deciding which method suits you?

Which method works best for you depends on a number of factors, including your age, whether you smoke, your medical and family history, and any medicines you’re taking.

Find out more in Which method suits me?

Where you can get contraception and emergency contraception

Contraception is free on the NHS. Find out where to get contraception and search by postcode to find:

You can also find out where to get emergency contraception – the “morning after pill” or the IUD (coil).

Common questions about contraception

Get answers to some common questions about getting and using contraception, including:

There are more questions and answers if you use the blue tabs in the centre of the page under the section “Worries and questions” and “Questions about the pill”.