Oral contraceptive pill
The contraceptive pill is a short-acting contraceptive method.
Contraceptive pills contain hormones, similar to those naturally produced by a woman’s body. The pill needs to be taken at the same time every day to effectively prevent pregnancy. It’s ability to prevent pregnancy depends on a person using it correctly.
The implant is a highly effective, long-acting and reversible method of contraception.
It consists of either 1 or 2 small plastic rods that are placed in the upper arm and, depending on the product used, is effective at preventing pregnancy for 3 to 5 years.
The injectable or contraceptive injection is an effective, long-acting and reversible method of contraception.
It works by releasing a hormone that stops eggs being released by the body. Injectables are highly effective, lasting 2 to 3 months (depending on the type used), but women must remember to return for another injection around this time or risk not being protected from pregnancy.
The IUD is a highly effective (99%), long-acting and reversible method of contraception.
It is a small, T-shaped device that is made from plastic and copper and works by stopping a man's sperm from meeting an egg and/or by stopping an egg implanting in the uterus. The procedure for inserting an IUD is simple, usually only taking a few minutes by a trained person.
Tubal ligation is a permanent, irreversible contraceptive solution for women.
It is suitable for women who are sure they don't want anymore children.
The method involves a short surgical procedure, performed by a highly trained doctor that prevents a woman's eggs and the man's sperm meeting, so a pregnancy can't occur.
A surgical procedure for providing a permanent contraceptive solution for men.
A vasectomy is a contraceptive method suitable for men who are sure they don't want anymore children.
It's a popular method of family planning chosen by millions of men worldwide. It's safe, effective and offers a permanent solution to contraceptive need.