When you're ready to start having sex, it's really important that you have a form of contraception in place. This is because each time (including the first time) you have sex, you have a very high risk of becoming pregnant.
When it comes to contraception, there are a range of different methods to choose from. Whichever method you choose, advice, appointments and products (including condoms and lube for under 25's) are free of charge on the NHS.
Here you will find information about the different types of contraception, how they work, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each type.  
It is always worth discussing the different options with a GP or nurse, who will be able to provide you with all the information and advice you need to make a choice that is right for you.
Contraception is available from your GP and the sexual medicine service.
Click on the links below to find out more:
There are also two permanent methods of contraception.
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