If you have decided to become sexually active, the BEST way to avoid contracting STIs is by using a condom; other forms of contraception can be used to protect against an unwanted pregnancy… so to protect yourself as far as possible, you need to use BOTH condoms and another method of contraception!!

There are various forms of contraception available and it is up to you to decide what method best suits you. All contraception is FREE of charge on the NHS and is available from many places in Kirklees.

To help you think about your choices, information regarding the various methods can be found below. Alternatively, you can collect your FREE contraception as well as get CONFIDENTIAL advice and information from the following services:

  • Your GP
  • Family Planning Clinic
  • CaSH Clinic
  • Young People’s Services

Please click here and enter your post code to view the services nearest to you. (Please note: Post Codes are not recorded for any purpose but are only required to find services local to you)


Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC)

There are many Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) methods that can be used as a form of contraception (e.g. implant,… Read More ›



Male condoms are made from very thin latex (rubber) but non-latex condoms are also available for those who are allergic… Read More ›


The Pill

Combined Pill The Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill is generally known to most as “The Pill.” Each pill contains artificial versions… Read More ›


Implant (A form of LARC)

How does it work? The contraceptive implant is a small (about 40mm long) plastic rod that is put under the… Read More ›


Injection (A form of LARC)

The contraceptive injection contains the hormone progesterone and is one of the methods referred to as LARC (Long Acting Reversible… Read More ›


IUD / IUS (Coil – A form of LARC)

IUD (Plastic & Copper Coil) An IUD is a small plastic and copper T shaped device that is fitted in… Read More ›


Female Condom

The Female condom (aka Femidom) is similar to a male condom but larger and fits inside the vagina. It works… Read More ›



The contraceptive patch is a small square (5cm x 5cm) beige coloured patch, similar to a plaster which helps protect… Read More ›


Contraceptive Ring

The vaginal ring is a soft plastic transparent ring (4mm thick and 5.5cm in diameter) which is inserted into the… Read More ›


Diaphram / Cap

Diaphragms and caps are classed as barrier methods as they cover your cervix (entrance to the uterus – womb) and… Read More ›


Emergency Hormonal Contraception (EHC)

If you have had unprotected sex, that is, sex without using contraception or when you think your contraception may have… Read More ›

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