Unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases are major problems within the UK and amongst teenagers and young adults in particular, they are on the up. There are many contraception choices available to suit individual needs and requirements, as well as specific health issues.
Condoms are one of the most common forms of contraception and are popular because they do protect against both unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. Condoms are usually available free of charge from your local family planning or GUM clinic.
Unwanted pregnancy is generally one of the most common reasons people use contraception. When two adults are in a consenting and monogamous relationship and have both been given the all clear at the STD clinic, they will often decide not to use condoms but will require some form of protection against conception. Many forms of female contraception are free of charge on the NHS and available to all ages. Basic health checks will apply, however with many options now it is a lot easier to find a suitable format.
The pill is the traditional method and there are multiple varieties such as combined and progesterone only. Health matters such as weight and blood pressure will usually determine which one is more suitable, whilst some women’s bodies simply respond better to different types.
The NHS is keen to introduce alternative contraception to the pill. Methods such as implants and injections all take the same form as in they stop the release of an egg. The push for alternative formats is due to these methods allowing fertility to return to normal at a faster rate once use has ceased, and illness such as sickness and diarrhoea not affecting their performance.
At samedaydoctor we are sympathetic and understand that accidents will happen no matter what method you are using and if they do it is important you visit a doctor at a private clinic as soon as possible.