Family Planning/Contraception

Family planning (contraception) is a safe and efficient way to manage your sexual health and wellbeing.

There are several different types of contraception to choose from, and it is important you find the type of contraception that works best for you.

Each type of contraception varies in how effective it is at preventing pregnancy, how much it costs, how easy it is to use, and whether it also protects against sexually transmitted infections (STI). Using two types of contraceptive methods, such as the pill and condoms, increases protection against both pregnancy and STIs.

We are happy to discuss all contraception options available to you so you can make an informed decision as to which type of contraception will work best for you.

The Well-Woman Centre is a valuable resource for you to learn more about the different types of contraception available to women. Just click on the links below to find out more.


Contraception options available at Briarhill Family Practice include:

Progestogen Only (Mini) Pill

  • The Desogestrel pill

  • The Norethisterone pill


Combined Contraception

  • Combined contraceptive pill (the pill)

  • Contraception vaginal ring

  • Contraceptive patch

Paul Cotter

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