Close site D643D694-605C-458A-A558-3E46FE70687B

Contraception and safe sex

Contraception and safe sex

If you’re feeling ready to have sex with someone who also feels ready, you need to think about contraception. 

There are different types of contraception, including condoms, diaphragms and birth-control pills.

Some types of contraception help protect you from infections that can be passed on during sex – these are called sexually transmitted infections, or STIs. 

Contraception can also help prevent pregnancy. 

Not all types of contraception protect you from infections and pregnancy. So find out what you need to about the different types, and about which type is best for you. 

You might find it helpful to talk to an adult you trust, like a parent, carer, nurse or teacher. 

If you think you’re pregnant or you might have caught an STI, it’s really important that you go to your GP or find a sexual health service near you.

Are you struggling?

Our advisors can give you support and advice, and you don’t have to say who you are.

  • image 100% anonymous
  • image Expert help and advice

Did you find this information useful?