WHAT IS CONTRACEPTION?
Contraception means prevention of pregnancy. There are a number of different methods of contraception available. It is important to choose a method that best suits your needs at the time. Using contraception gives you more control, allows you to decide if, and when, to have children, and allows you to enjoy sex without having to worry about an unplanned pregnancy.
WHICH CONTRACEPTIVE IS RIGHT FOR ME?
Many factors may affect your choice of a contraceptive method including:
How effective the method is.
Your stage of life.
Ease of use of the method.
National Condom Day is a health promotion event in Australia that promotes safe sex and the important role condoms can play in preventing sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and unplanned pregnancy and a perfect chance to raise awareness of healthy relationships, and safe, consensual sex.
This year's theme is 'Be Your Own Hero', so go grab your FREE rose and condom pack and do just that #beyourownhero. Details of participating locations are below.
Safe sex is sexy. Sex is meant to feel good and be fun, but it can be risky if not treated with respect.
When entering into sexual relations with someone, the first thing you should do is talk about it and make sure you seek consent. Always ask someone before you start touching them or engaging in intercourse. This article talks about: safe sex, consent, decision making, STIs, unplanned pregnancy, emergency contraception, and where to go if you need advice or help.
WHAT ARE STIS?
Sexually Transmissible Infections (STIs) are passed from one person to another during sexual contact or exchange of body fluids.
They are caused by micro-organisms such as bacteria, viruses, or parasites.
They can affect areas of the body other than the genitals.
They do not always cause signs or symptoms.
WHAT ACTIVITIES PUT ME AT RISK OF STIS?
Having vaginal or anal sex without a condom (unprotected sex) can put you at risk of getting an STI. You can also get some STIs from unprotected oral sex and from skin-to-skin contact. Some activities put you at higher risk....
'Condoms are for Every Body' National Condom Day is a health promotion event in Australia that promotes safe sex and the important role condoms can play in preventing sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and unplanned pregnancy and a perfect chance to raise awareness of healthy relationships, and safe, consensual sex.
This year's theme is 'Condoms are for Every Body', so go grab your FREE rose and condom pack! – Details of participating locations are below.
Contraception is essential for planning the size of your family and spacing children optimally for your individual family unit. A pregnancy that occurs within twelve months of giving birth can place extra stress on the mother and baby, and carry more risks of complications, so having effective contraception during this time is particularly important. It can be a good idea to talk to your doctor about this even before giving birth as some contraceptive methods can be started very soon after childbirth.
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Contraception is not needed...
Condoms are worn during sexual activity to prevent sexually transmissible infections and as a contraceptive method to prevent pregnancy. There are two different kinds of condom available, the external condom and the internal condom. This information brochure is about the external condom. For more information about the internal condom, see SHFPACT’s information brochure about this.
HOW DO EXTERNAL CONDOMS WORK AND WHAT ARE THEY MADE OF?
External condoms are made of thin, strong latex rubber or polyurethane. They are used by being rolled onto the erect penis before vaginal, anal, or oral sex....