Contraception helps you control if and when you become pregnant. Contraceptives are free to all women and men through the NHS.
There are many types of contraception, so you can choose the right method for your lifestyle. Sometimes it takes a little trial and error to find the right method to suit you so don’t be put off if one method doesn’t suit you.
Condoms are the only method of contraception that will protect you from sexually transmitted infections (STIs) as well as pregnancy.
You can access emergency contraception, or the ‘morning after pill’, from our clinics. On the Public Health Dorset website, you can find a list of pharmacies that offer emergency contraception for free but it can also be bought over the counter from certain pharmacies.