How to choose your contraception wisely?

Contraception refers to all the methods that prevent pregnancy. Choosing your contraception is a personal decision, and to help you make the right choice, it’s best to seek assistance from healthcare professionals (doctors, gynecologists, pharmacists, or even school nurses).

Contraception is just as much a concern for girls as it is for boys! So, the most important thing is to talk about it together BEFORE engaging in sexual activity.

There are many contraception methods available. Think there’s only condoms and the pill? Well, there’s also the patch, the implant, the intrauterine device (IUD), and the female condom…

(Place the following definitions in expandable bubbles that open when the mouse hovers over the word)

– Condom (Capote): A latex male condom that is unrolled onto the man’s penis. It comes in various sizes.

– Pill (Pilule):Hormonal tablets to be taken every day at the same time. There are different types.

– Patch (Patch): A patch that adheres to the skin.

– Implant (Implant): A small rod inserted under the skin of the arm, placed by a healthcare professional.

– IUD (Stérilet): An intrauterine device in the shape of a T placed inside the uterus by a healthcare professional. There are hormonal and non-hormonal (copper) types.

– Female Condom (Préservatif féminin):** Comprising a sheath with two rings at the ends, it is inserted into the vagina before intercourse.

A quick reminder, the only contraception methods that protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are condoms, both male and female!