Let’s talk contraception

BY MILLIE HOOD | WOMEN’S OFFICER

While choosing contraception isn’t exactly rocket science with 15 different types of contraception methods it can be a bit confusing making the right decision for your body. Some contain hormones, some don’t, others last for years while some only a few months. In reality it can be a bit of a contraceptive minefield.

Although 3.5 million women in the UK take the pill which incidentally is more than the number of votes the Lib Dems got in the general election, how many of us really know what we are putting in our body when we take it? The word “Pill” has almost become synonymous with the term contraception and is the go-to method of birth control for young girls. While there’s no denying that for some girls who have perfectly balanced hormones and an amazing memory, sure the pill is great but for many taking the pill can induce nausea or weight gain and doesn’t protect from STD’s. You have to ask, is it worth it? Many women who start taking the pill at a young age don’t change the method during their life. So maybe it’s time for a change.

You have to ask, is it worth it?

At Petroc we are lucky enough to have a sexual health service on site in F11, with amazing facilities and a range of choices of contraception. Instead of talking to a man in a white coat, our service is a bit more personal; just have a chat on a Tuesday afternoon drop in and find out what the best method of contraception is for you!

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