There are a number of reasons why people use contraception – from not wanting to become pregnant, to period regulation, or the treatment of acne. No matter the reason, it’s important to know the facts so you can make a decision that best suits your individual needs.

Your body, your choice

Contraception can seem overwhelming as there are lots of options available, so why not familiarise yourself with the contraceptive options that are available to you and put your mind at ease.

Got lots of questions? Take a look at this list of the most frequently asked questions.

Confused about some of the words and terms on the site? Check out the Glossary of terms used throughout the site for some helpful guidance.

There are various websites which offer further information on contraception and sexual health.

The information on this website is educational only and is not intended to be used for any self-diagnosis purposes nor to replace the advice of your doctor or healthcare professional. Please consult your doctor or healthcare professional for further information on your contraceptive options. This website is intended for use by residents of the Republic of Ireland only. This website is developed and maintained by MSD Ireland (Human Health). See for more information.

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Job code WOMN-1178118-0000 Date of preparation: July 2016