Thinking about Contraception
There are many types of contraception available but sometimes it's hard to decide which one is right for you.
Here is a little bit of info on some of the most effective methods. You can get even more really good advice from your GP, Contraception and Sexual Health service (formerly known as Family Planning) or any of the Youth Clinics throughout Rotherham. It's good to talk about contraception with your partner so that you choose a method that is right for both of you and understand the importance of using condoms.
Its simple - if you have unprotected sex, then youre at risk of catching a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI).
Anyone who is sexually active can catch an STI, regardless of their age, gender or sexuality. In fact, you can have an STI and be totally unaware of it, because not everyone will get symptoms. And just because your partner says that they are free of STIs it doesn’t mean that they are. Do you really want to trust someone else with your health?
If you've had unprotected sex – that is having sex without using any contraception, or your contraception has failed, you can use Emergency Contraception (also known as 'morning after pill'). Ideally this should be taken as soon as possible afterwards. The sooner the pill is taken, the more chance there is that it will be effective.