Contraception is a means of preventing pregnancy and is usually free with the NHS.

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Methods of Contraception

  • Combined pill
  • Diaphragm or cap
  • Female condoms
  • Implant
  • Injection
  • IUD (coil)
  • IUS (hormonal coil)

  • Male Condom
  • Natural Family Planning
  • Patch
  • Progesterone Only Pill
  • Vaginal Ring
  • Female Sterilisation
  • Vasectomy

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    Emergency Contraception

    Emergency contraception can prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or if the contraception you have used has failed – for example, a condom has split or you have missed a pill.

    There are 2 types of emergency contraception:

    • the emergency contraceptive pill – Levonelle or ellaOne (the “morning after” pill)
    • the intrauterine device (IUD or coil)

    Where Can I Get Contraception?

    You can get contraception free of charge, even if you’re under 16, from:

    • contraception clinics
    • sexual health or GUM (genitourinary medicine) clinics
    • some GP surgeries
    • some young people’s services
    • pharmacies

    Sexual Health Services, Carmarthen

    The sexual health service can be found at :

    Pond Street Clinic, Pond Street, Carmarthen, SA31 1RT