Choosing the right contraception is a personal choice – but you can talk to us for advice and further information by contacting your nearest clinic or using our online triage. There are a wide range of contraception options available. The most effective methods are the long acting reversible methods (LARCs) such as coils, the implant, and Depot injection. Other methods such as condoms also reduce the risk of transmission of STIs.
REMEMBER: Condoms are the only contraception method to reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Condoms can protect you from STI’s such as syphilis and gonorrhoea, both of which have increased in the last couple of years.
We have supported these pages with videos from Sexwise and The Brook Charity. You can also visit the Contraception Choices website which provides honest information to help you weigh up the pros and cons of the many types of contraception.
The Condom Card Scheme
If you’re aged between 16 and 25 years and live in the Wakefield, Barnsley and Wigan & Leigh districts, you can get free condoms from us through the C-Card scheme.
Using condoms is the best way to prevent you from getting or spreading sexually transmitted infections, not to mention avoiding pregnancy.
If you are between 13-15, you must come into clinic for an appointment to discuss the C-Card.
For more information, call Wakefield on 0800 121 4860 or Barnsley on 0800 0556442.