Contraception is all about choice. Given that many different methods of contraception now exist in Australia, everyone should be able to find a suitable method.
The type of contraception you choose depends on your personal circumstances - your age, your way of life, whether or not you have children, whether you have multiple partners, your health and the need to avoid unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Your choice should also take into account that only condoms offer dual protection against both STIs and unplanned pregnancies.
Click on the links to find out more about your contraception options or download the contraception chart below.
To make a contraception appointment please visit our appointments page.
Marie Stopes International Australia has specialised in providing contraception advice and help since 1921, when Dr Marie Stopes opened the first family planning clinic in London.
This site was developed by Marie Stopes International Australia to answer all of your questions on contraception and contraceptive methods. Marie Stopes International Australia delivers vital family planning services and is Australia's leading sexual and reproductive healthcare organisation. Our aim is to ensure everyone has access to accurate information and safe, professional abortion services.
For more information on Marie Stopes International Australia, contraception and other services please call our National Support Centre on:
Freecall 1800 003 707 (24 hours)
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