There are many myths (untrue beliefs) about pregnancy and contraception. These are the facts.
A woman can still get pregnant:
Using contraception reduces your chances of getting pregnant. There are a number of different types of contraception available, some of which are more suitable and/or reliable than others. The only contraception that provides any protection against Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) is a condom. Condoms protect against most but not all STIs.
Always use a condom or dental dam with your usual contraception until you and your partner are sure of each others sexual health history and are in a mutually monogamous relationship.
Your family doctor or family planning clinic will give you information and advice to help chose a suitable contraception. If you’d prefer not to see your own family doctor, you can choose a different doctor for family planning and contraception.