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Safe Sex & Contraception Advice

Safe Sex Advice

Safe sex isn't just penetrative vaginal sex. It can also include oral sex, anal sex and masturbation. Some people may even define sex as any sexual activity. It is important you make sure that all sexual activity is undertaken safely.

Safe sex means that you make sure your body fluids and your partner's body fluids (semen, vaginal fluids and blood) don't come into contact with each other's bodies.

If you're having sex, you can keep it safe by doing two things:

  1. Make sure that you always use a condom.
  2. Make sure you get tested for STIs regularly.

Do both these things and you're doing the best you can to protect yourself and your partner(s) from sexually transmissible infections (STIs).

For confidential advice, call our practice and make an appointment.

Contraception Advice

Family planning is the method of planning your family in terms of the desired number of children, and comfortably spacing your pregnancies. Family planning is achieved with the use of contraceptives.

There are many different methods of contraception to avoid pregnancy.

  • Abstinence
  • Natural family planning method
  • Barrier method
  • Hormonal method
  • Withdrawal
  • Sterilisation
  • Implanon
  • Mirena IUS
  • Intra Uterine Contraceptive Device

Our doctors can help you make the right choice for you and your partner.

Emergency Contraception

Emergency contraception, or emergency postcoital contraception, are birth control measures that may be used after sexual intercourse, to prevent pregnancy.

The emergency contraceptive pill is sometimes called the ‘morning-after pill'. It is most effective when taken with 24 hours (1 day) of unprotected sex, but can be taken up to 96 hours (4 days).

For urgent advice, call our clinic.